ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Astaxanthin Is a Longevity Promoter

Meta-analysis links vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of mortality during 10.5 year median pe...

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

 
Print Page
Email Article

Computer assessment and diagnostic classification of chronic pain patients – Source: Pain Medicine, Oct 2007

  [ 52 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By DA Provenzano, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • October 4, 2007


Objective: In order to establish a diagnosis of chronic pain, emphasis is placed on a patient's report of the pain's intensity, location, and character. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a computer assessment method to collect self-reports of pain that were then used in discriminant analyses to distinguish among chronic pain diagnoses.

Methods: A convenience sample of 511 patients from two university-based pain clinics completed a computer pain assessment battery that elicited demographic information, pain drawings, pain and emotion intensity ratings, and intensity ratings of verbal descriptors. Patients classified themselves into one of six chronic pain diagnoses. Discriminant analyses were performed in an attempt to identify the unique features of patients' pain experience associated with each of the diagnostic categories.

Results:

  • Pain drawings successfully classified patients into three of the diagnostic categories (back, head, and neck pain).

  • In a second analysis, two pain descriptors (cramping and stabbing) separated rheumatoid arthritis patients from those with either Fibromyalgia or neural pain.

  • One descriptor of pain (cramping) and one descriptor of emotion (frustration) together distinguished between Fibromyalgia and neural pain.
  • Conclusions:
    1) Computer assessment of a range of patient symptoms is feasible in the pain clinic.
    2) Discriminant analysis based on pain drawings can distinguish among patient-reported diagnoses of back pain, headache, and neck pain.
    3) Discriminant analysis based on three verbal descriptors can help to distinguish among diagnoses of Fibromyalgia, neuralgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.
    4) However, in general, most computerized descriptive information is not useful in distinguishing differences among pain patient diagnostic groups.

    Source: Pain Med. 2007 Oct;8 Suppl 3:S167-75. PMID: 17877526, by Provenzano DA, Fanciullo GJ, Jamison RN, McHugo GJ, Baird JC. Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. [E-mail: davidprovenzano@hotmail.com ]




    Post a Comment

    Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
    Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Optimized Curcumin Longvida® FibroSleep™

    Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
    Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


    Article Comments



    Be the first to comment on this article!

    Post a Comment


     
    NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

    Featured Products

    Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
    Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
    Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
    50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
    Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
    Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
    Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
    Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
    FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
    The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

    Natural Remedies

    Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
    Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
    The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
    Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
    Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall

    CONTACT US
    ProHealth, Inc.
    555 Maple Ave
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (800) 366-6056  |  Email

    · Become a Wholesaler
    · Vendor Inquiries
    · Affiliate Program
    SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
    Credit Card Processing
    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
    Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

    CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

    © 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map