PICTURE OF PAIN Blog

by Dr. Kim Kristiansen, M.D.

The PainSense App with DoloTest Reduce Pain Patients Primary Care Contacts

DoloTest is included as assessment tool in the PainSense app in England, developed by Advanced Digital Institute with support from NHS. As leading pain specialist Dr. Frances Cole explains in this short video, is using this app associated with patients experiencing increased self-management of life with pain, and a dramatic reduction in primary care contacts. […]

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PainSense App With DoloTest Brings Real Value to Patients and Providers

“We are really improving pain management with the PainSense App”, say Richard Couch, Clinical Manager at Pain Management Solutions based in Leeds, West Yorkshire who has been using the PainSense app for several months and has seen the results first-hand. “We are moving form passive treatment to active involvement by the patient, and improve their self-confidence […]

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Self-Managing Pain using PainSense App with DoloTest

The new app for pain patients “PainSense” will help patients manage their life with pain, help healthcare professionals provide individualized optimal care, and save healthcare costs. PainSense is a mobile app, and includes DoloTest® as assessment. ADI Healthcare (Advanced Digital Institute) in UK has, together with Pain Toolkit, pain patients and healthcare professionals, developed the brand new innovative mobile App. See the new video […]

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Can Parental Bonding Style Increase Risk for Chronic Pain?

The answer is “maybe” for some bonding styles… In a new study from japan, researchers have looked for possible association between parental bonding style and prevalence of chronic pain. They used the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), which is a questionnaire based on the participants’ memories of their parents during the first 16 years after birth. […]

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Better Pain Management With A-S-K

Chronic pain is a daily challenge to hundreds of million people, to their families, and to healthcare and the society in general. Assessment of pain is crucial for pain management, since it is the way to acknowledge the magnitude of the problem, and the way to evaluate and monitor the effect of treatments. According to […]

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Of Mice and Men – New Study Find Pain and Depression Link

New study find link between pain, depression, anxiety and substance abuse Certain neuroimmune cells found to interfere with centers for pleasure/reward, motivation, and alertness  The interference can be blocked  Opioids act on these centers Only being aware of “pain” both in clinical work and research is not sufficient Free access to full paper (when you have […]

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Depressed Patients Seek Primary Care With Pain Problems

You only find what you look for, and taking a person’s complaint about “pain” literally bears the risk of missing important co-conditions. According to a study we have made and published in International Journal of Family Medicine, where we looked at 715 persons coming to primary care, 66% of the men and 54% of the women […]

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