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electronic measurement of Pain

ePAIN

Pain assessment made easy and quick

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Illustrative PDF

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Original PDF

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What is the ePAIN?

 

The ePAIN allows patients to track their pain on a numerical scale from 1 (no pain) to 10 (unimaginably severe pain) and become more aware of possible triggers or pain relief as they reflect on their pain score. Measurement of pain intensity is essential to properly assess severity and identify patient needs. It can thus help the physician develop a more successful pain management strategy by incorporating measurements into treatment decisions.

 

Validation of questionnaire

paper version: yes            digital version: yes

How to use the ePAIN

The measurement of pain is still problematic due to the subjective nature of pain perception. With its visual analogue scale, the ePAIN provides a simple method for patients to assess pain and subsequently how it is influenced by therapy.

The following versions of the ePAIN are available

epain pdf

Illustrative PDF

(cooming soon)

epain pdf or

Original PDF

(cooming soon)

 

The impact of pain on healing

Poorly managed patient pain has adverse physiological and psychological implications. On a physical level, prolonged, unrelieved pain suppresses the immune system increasing the likelihood of postsurgical infection and poor wound healing. Post-surgical pain reduces patient mobility, increasing the likelihood of complications, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and pneumonia, and impairment of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal systems.

 

Inadequately managed pain also affects the psychological state of the patient and family members, with patients reporting increased feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and sleeplessness. Effective pain management continues to evolve but is largely reliant upon an accurate assessment of patient needs. Studies also show an increase in patient satisfaction when patients are actively involved in their treatment.

 

Benefits of timely and appropriate pain management include improved quality of life, decreased length of hospital stays, lower readmission rates and better overall patient outcomes.

 

Features

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PATIENT-CENTERED

The ePAIN offers health care providers a measure of patient-perceived pain.

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USER-FRIENDLY

The ePAIN is self-explanatory and easy to use.

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SEVERITY MONITORING

The ePAIN can be used to monitor the change in pain intensity over the course of treatment.

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MULTILINGUAL

The ePAIN is available in different languages. The use of the respective first language reduces language barriers and supports the understanding between physician and patient.

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ACCESSIBLE FROM ALL DEVICES

With DermaValue, your ePAIN is always just a few clicks away. The application is available for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Take care of the environment and save your patient data on the online platform or as PDF files for yourself and your physicians.

 

 

References

 

Validation study:

Williamson, A., & Hoggart, B. (2005). Pain: a review of three commonly used pain rating scales. Journal of clinical nursing, 14(7), 798–804. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01121.x