Category: Outcome Measures

Assessment of Pain in clinical and experimental setting

linkphysio | November 30, 2015

Pain assessment has always been a challenge for researchers for many years. They have always tried to quantify pain. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) evaluates the integrity of the entire sensory receptors. It is found to be a reliable and relatively reproducible. Though QST is a subjective test, recent brain imaging studies provide strong evidence that […]

Assessing “function” in clinical practice and research

linkphysio | November 28, 2015

When a patient comes to us, he/ she almost always explains their problems in terms of the functions. For example: “I cannot comb my hair due to pain”, “I cannot walk”, I can’t climb the stairs because of pain” etc. Function is really important to a patient, and so it should be for a physiotherapist […]