Evaluation of Pain Location, Pain Quality and Pain Patterns in Subjects With Chronic Pain
Recruitment status was Recruiting
In earlier work, the Sponsor developed a computer image processing system for analysis of pain diagrams from patients with chronic pain. This system was then tested in a study in over 500 chronic pain patients seen by both primary care practitioners and pain specialists. The hypothesis was that pain location would correlate with the pain type and the underlying cause of the pain. In the study, the computer analysis demonstrated clear correlations between pain diagram data and diagnosis/pain type. The present study extends these observations in a web-based setting, with a focus on the value of computer analysis of pain diagrams as diagnostic predictors.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Internet-based Study of 10,000 Subjects With Chronic Pain, Including Subject-drawn Pain Diagrams, and Computer-generated Composite Images of Pain Patterns|
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
Earlier work performed by the Sponsor (TMT) included development of a MatLab/ImageJ computer image processing system for generation of composite images from pain diagrams drawn by patients with pain, and for calculation of related quantitative variables. The system was tested in a pharmaceutical company-sponsored US study in over 500 chronic pain patients seen by primary care practitioners, and then seen by pain specialists. The hypothesis was that pain location would correlate with the pain type and the underlying cause of the pain. TMT's analysis established correlations between the pain diagram information and the underlying diagnosis and pain type (e.g., nociceptive or neuropathic) reported by the pain specialists. The present study extends these observations in a web-based setting, with particular emphasis on automated computer-generated visual pain patterns as diagnostic predictors.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00284245
|Contact: Colin R Taylor, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, New York|
|Taylor MicroTechnology, Inc.||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Contact: Colin R Taylor, MD 212-734-3449 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Colin R Taylor, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Colin R Taylor, MD||Taylor MicroTechnology, Inc.|