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Suffering Assessment: A Review of Available Instruments for Use in Palliative Care

Authors:
Krikorian, A., Limonero, J. T., and Corey, M. T.
Abstract:
Background: The prevention and relief of suffering in palliative care are critical to the well-being and quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening diseases. Many tools to assess different issues in health care are available, but few are specifically designed to evaluate suffering, which is essential for its prevention, early management, and treatment.
DOI:
10.1089/jpm.2012.0370
URL:
<Go to ISI>://WOS:000314818100006
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23350831
Journal:
Journal of Palliative Medicine
issn:
1096-6218
Publication year:
2013
pages:
130-142
Biological and physiological variables:
Biological and physiological variables
Symptom status:
Emotional state
Physical state
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Social functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
Instrument:
IAS - Initial Assessment of Suffering
MSSE - Mini-Suffering State Examination
Perception of time
PRISM - Pictorial Representation of Illness Measure
PRISM-RII - Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure Revised II
SAT - Suffering Assessment Tool
Single-item Numeric Rating
SISC - Structured Interview for Symptoms and Concerns in Palliative Care
SOS-V - State of Suffering–V
Suffering Scale (s)