publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Assessing global pain severity by self-report in clinical and health services research

Michael Von Korff; Mark P. Jensen; Paul Karoly;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2000
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
In this article, the assessment of global pain severity in clinical and health services research is considered. Specifically, the focus is on assessing pain during a defined period by retrospective self-report. Evidence is reviewed that indicates that it can be useful to regard pain severity as a global construct measured by pain intensity and interference with activities. In contrast, pain experience per se is more usefully regarded as multidimensional. Research on methods of assessing key dimensions of pain experience is reviewed, including pain intensity, affect, and chronicity. The authors suggest that global pain severity (made up of pain intensity and inte...
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free text keywords: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Clinical Neurology, Psychometrics, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Self report, Pain severity, MEDLINE, Health services research, Assessing Pain, Self-assessment, Pain assessment, business.industry, business
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Assessing global pain severity by self-report in clinical and health services research

Michael Von Korff; Mark P. Jensen; Paul Karoly;