Accession Number : ADA617259


Title :   Objective Method for Pain Detection/Diagnosis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Phase 1, 15 May-15 Nov 2013


Corporate Author : BIOSENSICS LLC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Chen, Bor-rong


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617259.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Pain is a subjective experience that is reflected in both behavioral and physiologic responses. It is inherently difficult to objectively assess and/or quantify [1, 2], yet appropriate treatment and management of pain is predicated on adequate assessment. Whenever possible, the existence and intensity of pain are measured by the patient's self-report [2, 3]. Patients who cannot reliably self-report their pain, due to underlying medical conditions or concurrent treatments, are at significantly higher risk for inadequately managed pain [1]. For example patients in the intensive care unit, older adults with dementia, patients with major cognitive or communicative impairments, infants, and patients under general anesthesia may not be able to reliably self-report [1, 4-7]. For them, other strategies must be used to assess pain. Consistently, multi-dimensional approaches to pain assessment have proven superior to metrics focused on a single variable [1, 4]. No single clinical indicator is sufficient to assess pain. Therefore, it is critical to combine behavioral pain assessment with physiological monitoring, and to interpret behaviors in a patient specific context [2].


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , *BIOTECHNOLOGY , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *PAIN , ANESTHESIA , BEHAVIOR , CLINICAL MEDICINE , COGNITION , INTENSIVE CARE UNITS , MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , MONITORING , MULTIMODE , NEUROPHYSIOLOGY , PATIENTS , PERCEPTION , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , SENSOR FUSION , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE