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Pain assessment is a multidimensional approach to the evaluation of pain attributes. These attributes include the intensity, duration, and location of pain and its somatosensory and emotional qualities. It is important because meticulous assessment is needed to tailor the patient’s medication and dosage to his or her particular requirements; for example, to decide whether an analgesic should be supplemented with an anxiolytic, antidepressant, and/or psychotherapy. Careful evaluation also permits changes in medication to be monitored reliably.
Other scales measure social and work satisfaction, ambulation, and self-care. The Karnofsky scale is a behavioral scale widely used to assess the stages of disease progression in cancer patients. Many of these scales yield a score that locates the patient relative to population norms. 22. What are the seven ways, quantified in the Coping Strategies Questionnaire, that patients use to cope with their pain? Can patients be taught these strategies? As quantified in the Coping Strategies Questionnaire, patients use the following seven strategies to cope with their pain: (1) diverting attention, (2) praying/hoping, (3) reinterpreting pain sensations, (4) avoidance of catastrophizing, (5) coping self-statements, (6) increased activity, and (7) ignoring sensations.
Emotional functioning & Mood/affect, anxiety & Identification of family members/significant others/friends and their relationships with the patient & Occupation (if any)—last time worked and why stopped 2. If pain is a purely subjective phenomenon, how can its intensity be measured? The only reliable measure of pain’s intensity is the patient’s report. Measures of pain intensity are not meant to compare one person’s pain with another’s; rather, they compare the intensity of one patient’s pain at any given time with its intensity at another given time.