A toolbox of outcome measures, assessment strategies, and research related to pain assessment.

Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)

The BPI is a medical questionnaire to measure pain. It has been validated for use in the chronic nonmalignant pain population.

CRPS Assessment Tools

This section will contain a wide variety of tools which can be used in the assessment of CRPS.

Outcome Measure Review – The Neck Disability Index: Jake Tumber

The Neck Disability Index is a measure of pain and disability for people with neck pain. This article will provide you with the information you need to use it in clinical practice.

Measuring Pain in Children

Assessment tools for pediatrics.

Non-communicating Children’s Pain Checklist-REvised (NCCPC-R)

Designed to be used for children aged 3-18 yrs of age who are unable to speak due to cognitive impairments or disabilities.

Numeric Rating Scale (NRS-11)

The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS-11) is an 11–point scale for patient self-reporting of pain. It is for adults and children 10 years old or older.

Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)

Do you have patients who are at risk for developing chronic pain due to their catastrophic thoughts about their condition? Use this scale to tailor your pain treatment plans!

Short form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ)

The MPQ-SF is useful tool using descriptors to characterize pain.

STarT Back Tool

This tool is design to screen primary care patients with low back pain for prognostic indicates that are relevant to initial decision making.

The Revised Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire (NPQ)

Julie Penner, PT, describes how the original NPQ contained several items with poor psychometric properties.

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