Behavioral Indicators of Pain:Tool Development With Concurrent and Construct Validity
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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.
Condition or disease
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
In-patients with Pain diagnosis
Unable to talk and or understand basic instructions