To Treat Pain, Look at More Than the 1-10 Scale
Source: University of Washington
Summary: Researchers found that an in-depth questionnaire can help immensely. Their work to create a pain assessment adaptable to any primary care clinic.
Prof. and Co-author Mark Sullivan said, “PainTracker provides a richer picture of patients’ responses to chronic pain treatments than the 0-10 pain rating scale.”
More Information: Dale J. Langford et al, “Treat the Patient, Not the Pain: Using a Multidimensional Assessment Tool to Facilitate Patient-Centered Chronic Pain Care”, Journal of General Internal Medicine (2018).