APS Scale: Measuring the Impact of Chronic Pain on Daily Activities

Clinical Pain Advisor: How do you see the scale being used in clinical practice?

Dr Esteve: For clinicians, the instrument offers the possibility of a more detailed description of activity patterns and of making more specific predictions of the relationship of activity patterns with wellbeing using exploratory factor analyses of various activity patterns self-report measures. Having this information can enable clinicians to make treatment instructions more specific. Nevertheless, at this moment, the instrument should be used cautiously because it is still in the initial stages of development.

Clinical Pain Advisor: Can physicians obtain a copy of the scale for use? If so, where?

Dr Esteve: Physicians can request a copy of the APS via e-mail. Such requests can be sent to me at [email protected]


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