Special Issue "Research on Pain Measurements and Pain Outcome Variables"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (6 August 2023) | Viewed by 9029
2. Department of Neurosurgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
3. Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO), 1090 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: neuromodulation; Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome; chronic pain; objective measurements
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The era of evaluating whether a therapy is effective based on a single pain intensity report is clearly behind us. The importance of individual patient characteristics combined with psychological evaluations, biological information, social influences and other related aspects are the key to properly evaluate the impact of pain on an individual person. Several other outcome mechanisms that might be influenced by pain have been explored as complementary tools or substitutes for a pain intensity report, including output mechanisms of the autonomic nervous system, nociceptive processing, brain adaptations, psychological aspects and epigenetics.
This Special Issue is focusing on innovative pain measurements and pain outcome mechanisms to strive towards a better quantification of the level of pain. Additionally, in the search for new pain measurement strategies, advanced statistical techniques are helping us to unravel potential biomarkers for pain, to define surrogate markers and to construct composite measures. Manuscripts addressing these topics or related topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with innovative ideas about pain measurements and outcome variables or high-quality statistical analysis. Applications of these methods in specific pain patient populations or related to specific treatment modalities will be eligible as well.
Dr. Lisa Goudman
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- chronic pain
- pain measurements
- statistical analyses
- pain quantification
- objective measurements
- treatment effects