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Papers: 16 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023

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Developing consensus on core outcome sets of domains for acute, the transition from acute to chronic, recurrent/episodic, and chronic pain: results of the INTEGRATE-pain Delphi process.


Bova G, Domenichiello A, Letzen JE, Rosenberger DC, Siddons A, Kaiser U, Anicich A, Baron R, Birch J, Bouhassira D, Casey G, Golden K, Iyengar S, Karp BI, Liedgens H, Meissner W, Nicholson K, Pogorzala L, Ryan D, Treede RD, Tugwell P, Turk DC, Vincent K, Vollert J, Williamson PR, Woller SA, Zaslansky R, Wandner LD, Pogatzki-Zahn EM


Pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide among adults and effective treatment options remain elusive. Data harmonization efforts, such as through core outcome sets (COS), could improve care by highlighting cross-cutting pain mechanisms and treatments. Existing pain-related COS often focus on specific conditions, which can hamper data harmonization across various pain states.