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Comparative responsiveness of pain measures in cancer patients.

Authors
  • Kroenke, Kurt1
  • Theobald, Dale
  • Wu, Jingwei
  • Tu, Wanzhu
  • Krebs, Erin E
  • 1 Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. [email protected] , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2012
Volume
13
Issue
8
Pages
764–772
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2012.05.004
PMID: 22800982
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pain measures as brief as 2 or 3 items that provide a single score are responsive in patients with cancer-related pain. Ultra-brief measures offer a valid and efficient means of assessing and monitoring pain for the clinical management as well as research of cancer-related pain.

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