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Blog - Pain measurement instruments in heoro.com
The heoro.com database is indexed to our unique ontology of more than 5,500 PRO instruments, which we have compiled from those tools that have been cited in the abstracts contained within the database. Of these, we have currently identified over 70 that are designed to assess general pain, with others that measure pain in specific diseases.
In the ontology, we have identified the various acronyms and alternative names for each tool as synonyms, as far as we are able to tell from the article abstract, so that users can search for any of the known variants of each instrument. You can find the abstracts where these tools were cited by searching on the dashboard as follows:
Disease: All diseases or no specific disease
Study type: PRO studies
Instrument: (select the instrument you are interested in)
The general pain assessment instruments in our ontology in June 2017 are as follows.
Adjectival Pain Rating
American Pain Society (APS) Satisfaction Survey
Brief Pain Index (or Brief Pain Inventory, BPI, BPI-PS, BPI-SF; or Breve Questionario per la Valutazione del Dolore (BQVD)