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Papers: 26 Nov 2022 - 2 Dec 2022

2022 Nov 29

J Patient Rep Outcomes



The “STOP Pain” Questionnaire: using the Plan-Do-Study-Act model to implement a patient-family preferences-informed questionnaire into a pediatric transitional pain clinic.


Patient engagement is an important tool for quality improvement (QI) and optimizing the uptake of research findings. The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model is a QI tool that encourages ongoing evaluation of clinical care, thus improving various aspects of patient care. Ascertaining pediatric patient priorities for a pain questionnaire in the post-acute, or transitional pain, setting is important to guide clinical care since active engagement with the population of interest can optimize uptake. We used the PDSA model to adapt a chronic pain questionnaire for the pediatric transitional pain setting to reflect pediatric patient and parent/guardian preferences and to form an example of how the PDSA model can be used to improve clinical care through patient engagement.