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See Chapter 9, Chronic pain, impairment, and disability; Chapter 10, The psychological assessment of pain in patients with chronic pain; Chapter 14, Outcome measurement in chronic pain in the Chronic Pain volume in this series; and Chapter 3, Selecting and applying pain measures for a full discussion of self-report assessment instruments in chronic pain. 20 There is often cause for concern when clinicians are carrying out sequential interdisciplinary assessments that patients are being asked the same questions by each team member.
The descriptors are grouped into four categories: sensory (sections 1–10, ﬂickering–splitting), affective (sections 11–15, tiring–blinding), evaluative (section 16, annoying–unbearable), and miscellaneous (sections 17–20, spreading–torturing). Scoring is carried out for each category by summating the rank value of each chosen word. The rank value is based on its position within each set of words, for example throbbing in section 1 would be given a score of 4. Scoring all sections 1–20 provides the pain rating index (PRI), whereas scoring sections 1–10 and 11–15 separately permits an estimate of the sensory and affective components of pain independently.
The constructs themselves cannot be directly assessed, but the related observations can be, particularly when they co-occur or are related to one another in a fairly predicable fashion. 6 Intensity may be deﬁned as how much a pain ‘‘hurts’’ or how severe it is in relation to certain deﬁned anchor points. Quality ratings tend to be more concerned with other aspects of the pain experience, such as affective or sensory qualities. Finally, impact on functioning can be assessed by determining how pain interferes with normal ‘‘everyday’’ activities or how it relates to symptoms of psychological distress.