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Papers: 26 Feb 2022 - 4 Mar 2022

Human Studies


Can J Pain



Demographic and clinical characteristics of free-text writers in chronic pain patient intake questionnaires.


Roy R, Sommer JL, Amadeo R, Reynolds K, Kilborn K, Sabourin B, El-Gabalawy R
Can J Pain. 2022; 6(1):24-32.
PMID: 35224413.


Chronic pain is a prevalent and burdensome problem within the Canadian health care system, where the gold standard treatment occurs at multidisciplinary pain facilities. Patient intake questionnaires (PIQs) are standard practice for obtaining health information, with many patients including free-text (e.g., writing in margins of questionnaires) on their PIQs.