Taking the Measure of Pain Assessment Tools: Which Have the Most Clinical Value? (A Q&A with Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC)
January 05, 2012
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC, a practicing rheumatologist and clinical researcher, discusses the importance of standardized pain assessment in patients with arthritis, reviews clinically useful pain measures, and offers advice to clinicians on evaluating chronic arthritis pain. Dr. Hawker recently authored a chapter, "Measures of Adult Pain", that was included in a special issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology.