A computerized survey of pain in Parkinson's disease patients: A pilot feasibility study

David B. Page, Frances Weaver, Diana J. Wilkie*, Tanya Simuni

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Abstract

Approximately two thirds of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients exhibit bothersome pain symptoms that oftentimes go unrecognized. In this study, 14 patients with PD volunteered to complete a computerized version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire using the PAINReportIt® interactive software to assess the feasibility of acquiring real-time pain data in a clinical setting. 100% of the subjects completed >90% of questions in an average of 19.9 min; however, some subjects (n = 4, 28.6%) required physical assistance. 92.9% (n = 13) of subjects supported use of PAINReportIt® across all measures. PAINReportIt® was feasible as a data-collection modality among our PD cohort, and with modifications may be used as both an investigative instrument and clinical tool for the evaluation of PD-related pain syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Computerized survey
  • McGill pain questionnaire
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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