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Usability of a Computerized PAIN ReportIt in the General Public with Pain and People with Cancer Pain

Wilkie, Diana J ; Judge, M.Kay M ; Berry, Donna L ; Dell, Jean ; Zong, Shiping ; Gilespie, Rudy

Journal of pain and symptom management, 2003, Vol.25 (3), p.213-224 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Elsevier Inc

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  • Title:
    Usability of a Computerized PAIN ReportIt in the General Public with Pain and People with Cancer Pain
  • Author/Creator: Wilkie, Diana J ; Judge, M.Kay M ; Berry, Donna L ; Dell, Jean ; Zong, Shiping ; Gilespie, Rudy
  • Publisher: Elsevier Inc
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Computerized tool ; usability ; pain assessment ; McGill Pain Questionnaire
  • Is Part Of: Journal of pain and symptom management, 2003, Vol.25 (3), p.213-224
  • Description: We examined usability (completion time, acceptability, and completeness of information) of a computerized format for pain assessment, PAINReport It. PAINReport It is the first interactive software extension of the 1970 McGill Pain Questionnaire. Two hundred thirteen patients experiencing pain were recruited for this descriptive, comparative study. Subjects used a Microsoft ┬« Windows 95/98 personal computer with a touch-screen to complete 1) PAIN ReportIt, 2) demographic, and 3) acceptability questions. Qualitative and quantitative data from the study support PAINReport It as a feasible method for patients to self-report their pain. Patients completed the tool in less than 18 minutes on average, answered all sections, and scored it high regarding acceptability. Improved directions and practice screens would likely improve patients' independence in completing PAIN ReportIt, which would free clinicians to focus direct communication on more complex pain issues.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0885-3924
    EISSN: 1873-6513
    DOI: 10.1016/S0885-3924(02)00638-3