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Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

Journal of Pain Management & Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1320

Klemens Fheodoroff

Klemens Fheodoroff

Gailtal-Klinik, Hermagor
Austria

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  • Research Article
    Validity and Reliability of the Spasticity-Associated Arm Pain Scale
    Author(s): Klemens Fheodoroff, Peter Kossmehl and Jörg WisselKlemens Fheodoroff, Peter Kossmehl and Jörg Wissel

    Objective: Validated, reliable instruments to assess spasticity-related arm pain are not available. Non-specific pain-assessment scales have not been validated in this condition either and may be unsuitable for nursing-home patients. Without such validated scales, the effects of botulinum toxin on this condition cannot be investigated in a scientifically robust manner. The objective of this study was to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Spasticity-Associated Arm Pain Scale (SAAPS) for adults with post-stroke upper-limb spasticity, and its sensitivity for detecting pain reduction following incobotulinumtoxinA treatment. Methods: Psychometric evaluation of a five-item pain-assessment tool was conducted in this prospective, multicenter, open-label, observational study, involving adults with post-stroke upper-limb .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1320.17.3.127

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