Next Article in Journal
Early Workplace Intervention to Improve the Work Ability of Employees with Musculoskeletal Disorders in a German University Hospital—Results of a Pilot Study
Next Article in Special Issue
Revisiting the Corticomotor Plasticity in Low Back Pain: Challenges and Perspectives
Previous Article in Journal
Concerns about Breast Cancer, Pain, and Fatigue in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Primary Treatment
Previous Article in Special Issue
Biopsychosocial Characteristics, Using a New Functional Measure of Balance, of an Elderly Population with CLBP
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Healthcare 2016, 4(3), 63; doi:10.3390/healthcare4030063

Core Outcome Sets and Multidimensional Assessment Tools for Harmonizing Outcome Measure in Chronic Pain and Back Pain

1
Comprehensive Pain Center, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus”, Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
2
Center for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Medical Faculty, Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
3
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus“,Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Robert J. Gatchel
Received: 6 May 2016 / Revised: 15 August 2016 / Accepted: 17 August 2016 / Published: 29 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Back Pain: Recent Advances And Perspectives)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [217 KB, uploaded 29 August 2016]

Abstract

Core Outcome Sets (COSs) are a set of domains and measurement instruments recommended for application in any clinical trial to ensure comparable outcome assessment (both domains and instruments). COSs are not exclusively recommended for clinical trials, but also for daily record keeping in routine care. There are several COS recommendations considering clinical trials as well as multidimensional assessment tools to support daily record keeping in low back pain. In this article, relevant initiatives will be described, and implications for research in COS development in chronic pain and back pain will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: core outcome set; effectiveness; efficacy; pain management; chronic pain; back pain; daily record keeping; clinical trials core outcome set; effectiveness; efficacy; pain management; chronic pain; back pain; daily record keeping; clinical trials
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kaiser, U.; Neustadt, K.; Kopkow, C.; Schmitt, J.; Sabatowski, R. Core Outcome Sets and Multidimensional Assessment Tools for Harmonizing Outcome Measure in Chronic Pain and Back Pain. Healthcare 2016, 4, 63.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Healthcare EISSN 2227-9032 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top