Behavioral Indicators of Pain:Tool Development With Concurrent and Construct Validity
The purpose of the pilot study is to validate an assesment tool to be used in the assessment of pain in the verbal, congitively intact patient. The ultimate goal is to be able to validate this tool in the non-verbal/cognitively impaired patient.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Study Start Date:||January 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2005|
Patinets will be observed for 2 six hour periods. Patients will be videotaped; every 10 minutes: EMG reading will be obtained; hourly - vital signs, pain score and saliva cortisol from "spit" will be obtained.
|United States, Ohio|
|VA Medical Center|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220|
|Principal Investigator:||Veronica B Steffen, MSN,RN||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Principal Investigator:||Amy Pettigrew, PHD,RN||University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and Health|