Multidimensional Pain Assessment Instruments

The measures reviewed here are not intended to reflect a full accounting of all of the multidimensional instruments available. Instead, the goal is to provide the reader with a sampling of some of the more widely used measures of domains pertinent to the assessment of the patient with chronic pain (Table 12.4). The selection of assessment inventories should be based upon its practical utility, so that the clinician can yield insights into factors contributing to and underlying the patient's condition.

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