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Tools for Assessing Longitudinal Progress in Pain Management

Resources for providers to assess patient’s progress in pain management over time.

Use the Clinical Decision Support Flowchart to guide your assessment. For more screening tools, visit the Assessment Tools for Pain & Related Conditions section of this toolkit.

Tools for Longitudinal Assessment

Assessing Pain & Function Using PEG Scale

Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool

Please note: Preparation of this manuscript and development of the tool were supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP, Titusville, New Jersey. Dr. Passik has served as a consultant and a member of the speakers’ bureau for Janssen. Dr. Kirsh has also served on the speakers’ bureau of Janssen, and Drs. Katz and Kleinman have served as consultants to Janssen. There is nothing in this tool that promotes Janssen products.

Global Pain Scale

  • The Global Pain Scale is a brief screening tool to continually evaluate acute or chronic pain over time. The tool assessing changes in pain using a numeric rating scale, how pain has affected a patient’s emotional well-being and activities of daily living, and clinical outcomes
  • Read more about the Global Pain Scale: Reliability and Validity of the Global Pain Scale with Chronic Pain Sufferers

Additional Resources

Responsible, Safe, and Effective Prescription of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines

  • A comprehensive guideline for the prescription of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP); a 90 page review of the literature with multiple tables and graphics / flow charts.