Tribe Feed Forums 2024 Insight Pain in Parkinson’s disease | Dr Vanessa Nguy Reply To: Pain in Parkinson’s disease | Dr Vanessa Nguy

  • Vanessa Nguy

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    18/04/2024 at 7:17 am

    Hi Shikha,

    Thank you for your interest and for watching the presentation. In our study, we utilised specific pain assessment tools for people with Parkinson’s disease (PwP), including the King’s PD Pain Questionnaire and the Brief Pain Inventory. These tools provide valuable insights into various dimensions of pain experienced by PwP.

    Regarding outcome measures recommended for PwP by Exercise Physiologists, one potential tool to consider is the Brief Pain Inventory. The Brief Pain Inventory captures pain intensity and interference with daily activities, making it useful for assessing pain management effectiveness in PwP.

    While the Brief Pain Inventory is established as a valid tool for general pain assessment, its specific validation for PD populations is yet to be conducted. I recommend referring to this paper (https://movementdisorders.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mdc3.12384), which appraises the clinometric properties of existing pain scales or questionnaires and provides recommendations for their use in PD. This resource can offer further guidance on selecting appropriate outcome measures for PD patients.

    Best regards,

    Vanessa

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