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Behavioral Indicators of Pain:Tool Development With Concurrent and Construct Validity

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00208052
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2005
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the pilot study is to validate an assesment tool to be used in the assessment of pain in the verbal, congitively intact patient. The ultimate goal is to be able to validate this tool in the non-verbal/cognitively impaired patient.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
Patinets will be observed for 2 six hour periods. Patients will be videotaped; every 10 minutes: EMG reading will be obtained; hourly - vital signs, pain score and saliva cortisol from "spit" will be obtained.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : July 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • In-patients with Pain diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to talk and or understand basic instructions
  • Under age 18 or over age 75
  • Receiving pain medications regularly

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00208052

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United States, Ohio
VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Veronica B Steffen, MSN,RN VA Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Amy Pettigrew, PHD,RN University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and Health

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00208052    
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-11-1-1EE
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005