Pain, Fatigue and Mood Measurement Tools

Several investigators are interested in the properties of the various pain and mood scales. A study of the instruments available will include an evaluation of how well the instruments perform the way intended. For example, how well the scale measures what it is intended to measure and whether it performs the same way on different occasions. Data collected from the previous cohort study will be used to evaluate some of the instruments used to assess pain, fatigue and mood.

Also see Enhancing the Measurement of Pain in Individuals with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis.

Last modified: June 13, 2008