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The assessment of pain in chronic wounds (part 2)

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The assessment of pain in chronic wounds (part 2)

Sue Jenkins
6 November 2020

Chronic wounds impact on a person’s quality of life and wound pain adds to that distress. It can be acute pain during wound care or background pain as a result of the chronic problem. Pain can be nociceptive and/or neuropathic. There are currently no validated tools for assessing pain in a person with a chronic wound. In this second article, what is required in the assessment of pain, in individuals with chronic wounds is presented. It also considers some of the tools recommended by the British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine’s in their outcome measure (2019) recommendations, for assessing the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and some of the tools that are recommended for adults with cognitive impairment.

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