Webinar

Multidimensional Assessment of Pain for Clinical Research and Practice

Date:

Ongoing

Location:

Online

Program Information

This webinar will help you learn to identify the relevant dimensions of pain assessment that go beyond pain intensity, become familiar with assessment tools that help to assess relevant domains of interest for pain, and understand when each domain might be relevant for a given patient.

Multinational pain assessment will be framed in the context of a Pain Care Pathway. A case example will be provided where multidimensional care would be relevant. Assessment will be discussed in the context of traditional pain assessment methods (e.g., intensity, distribution, quality, and temporality) as well as multidimensional factors such as co-morbidities, affect, beliefs/attitudes, behavior, and environmental/social factors. Attention will be paid to when and how each domain may be relevant to a given patient.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the relevant dimensions of pain assessment that go beyond pain intensity
  • Become familiar with assessment tools that help to assess relevant domains of interest for pain
  • Understand when each domain might be relevant for a given patient

Speaker
David Williams, PhD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology), Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Michigan where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Co-Director of Research Development within the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR/CTSA), and is a senior faculty member in the Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

He received his doctorate from the Ohio State University and has previously held faculty appointments at Duke and at Georgetown University Medical Centers. He is a clinician and researcher with publications in the areas of chronic illness management, digital health service delivery, patient-reported outcomes instrument development and validation, mechanisms of pain perception/modulation, and distributed data network research methodologies.

Currently Dr. Williams is the Immediate Past-President of the American Pain Society, serves on numerous scientific editorial boards, and participates on scientific review committees nationally and internationally.

Moderator
Dina L. Jones, PT, PhD, Professor West Virginia University, Department of Orthopaedics, Morgantown, WV

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