Joined: May 1, 2004
From: Pine Ridge, SD USA
Would anyone let me know which functional assessment tool for chronic pain sufferers has the best validity & specificity? Where and how can I get it? I'm talking about general chronic pain covering headaches, multi joint pain, etc. NOT exclusive to LBP. Thanks in advance!
Joined: May 11, 2004
I haven't specifically looked for that kind of tool, but I would look in :
Finch E, Brooks D, Stratford PW, Mayo NE. Physical rehabilitation outcome measures: a guide to enhanced clinical decision making. 2nd edition. Hamilton, ON: Canadian Physiotherapy Association and BC Decker; 2002.
I know that while I was in Nashville for the conference that I saw it one of the book vendors... I'll be in Chicago next week - I'll look and see if the book is there and see if there is something regarding chronic pain within it. I won't have computer access next week, so it will take me a week to get back with you on that book or what I find in that book.
Joined: August 25, 2000
Hello, Perhaps these articles may shed some light on things. I am not aware of the validity or specificity of these articles/book sources but it was mentioned in a reference I read concerning chronic pain.
Tait RC, Pollard A, Margolis RB, Krause SJ. Pain Disability Index: psychometric and validity data. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation. 1987;68:438-441.
Millard RW. The functional assessment screening examination: applications for evaluating pain-related disability (FASQ). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1989;70:303-307.
Bowsher D. Acute and chronic pain and assessment. In: Wells PE, Frampton V, Bowsher D, eds. Pain Management in Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. Norwalk, Conn: Appleton & Lange;1988.
Echternack JL. Clinical evaluation of the patient in pain. Physical Therapy Practice. 1993;2:3:14-16.