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

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Comprehensive Pain Center, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus”, Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
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Center for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Medical Faculty, Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus“,Technical University Dresden, Dresden 01307, Germany
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Academic Editor: Robert J. Gatchel
Healthcare 2016, 4(3), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030063
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)
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
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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.

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