The pain profile: a computerized system for assessment of chronic pain

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Abstract

A computer-based system to assess and quantify three components of the chronic pain experience is described. The system produces a Pain Profile and classification for each patient based on a mathematical comparison of the pathophysiologic, psychological and behavioral aspects of chronic pain. This computer-based evaluation assists the researcher in analyzing the relative importance of the chronic pain components and helps direct the clinician to the appropriate emphasis of therapy.

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