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2022 Sep 15

Pain Manag Nurs

The Need to Say More: A Qualitative Analysis of Added Free Text to Chronic Pain Patient Intake Packages.


Kilborn K, Sommer JL, Reynolds K, Roy R, El-Gabalawy R
Pain Manag Nurs. 2022 Sep 15.
PMID: 36117115.


Many outpatient chronic pain clinics administer extensive patient intake questionnaires to understand patients' pain and how it impacts their lives. At our institution's pain clinic, many patients include free text in these predominantly closed-ended questionnaires, but little is known about the content categories included in this free text.