Pain Evaluation

Evaluation should include taking a history and completing a physical examination that explores specific issues related to an individual’s pain problems. The following tools may be helpful in assessment and treatment of pain.

Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool (PADT) [PDF]

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Passik S, et al.: A new tool to assess and document pain outcomes in chronic pain patients receiving opioid therapy. Clinical Therapeutics. 2004; 26(4) 552-561

Patient self report that queries location, quality, severity of pain, level of impairment and response to pain medication.

Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) [PDF]

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Cleeland CS, Ryan KM. Pain assessment: global use of the Brief Pain Inventory. Ann Acad Med Singapore 23(2): 129-138, 1994.