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Chronic Pain

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) effectively track the multiple facets of chronic pain, including pain intensity, pain consequences and the impact of pain on daily life.
Examples of common Chronic Pain PROMs in OutcomeMD:
ConditionPROM PROM use in literature
Back pain
  • Keele Start Back Screening Tool (SBT)*
  • Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)
SBT useNPRS use
Cervical pain
  • Neck Disability Index (NDI)**
NDI use
  • Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire – Revised (FIQR)**
FIQR use
Lumbar / Thoracic pain
  • Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index (ODI)
Modified ODI use
All types of chronic pain
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Pain intensity
    • Pain behavior
    • Pain interference
    • Depression
    • Physical function
    • Fatigue
Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of
*Copyright permission pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument

Additionally, as the technology partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for low back pain when possible.

For pain-related conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (for example, pain intensity + depression + anxiety + physical function), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.

The value of OutcomeMD to Chronic Pain:

  • Obtain a current and accurate description of your patient’s experience with pain to inform, treatment decisions
  • Patient reported outcomes (PROs) have been used in rehabilitation settings to enable patients to identify their goals and to self-assess their progress for lower back pain interventions1
  • Use outcomes that specifically target the patient experience with pain
  • For chronic pain, PRO measures (PROMs) provide a defined endpoint where objective clinical markers are often lacking2
  • Quickly and easily evaluate the widespread impacts of chronic pain and chronic pain treatments that most affect your patients’ lives, and subsequently, their adherence to treatments
  • Clinicians have been shown to prioritize different pain measures (pain intensity, pain interference) than patients (global mental function, mobility) 3
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1Hazard RG. Goal achievement model for low back pain. Spine 2013;38:1431-5
2Miki T, Kondo Y, Takebayashi T, Takasaki H. Difference between physical therapist estimation and psychological patient-reported outcome measures in patients with low back pain. PLoS ONE 2020;15(1): e0227999.
3Hann Zidarov D, Zidarova-Carrié A, Visca R et al. Core patient-reported outcome domains for routine clinical care in chronic pain management: patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspective. Qual Life Res 2020;29:2007–20.
We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.
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