Essay about Evidence Based Practice in Management of Cancer Pain
Critical appraisal of Outcome Measure (BPI) for Cancer related pain and the use of this outcome measure (BPI) in the effective management of Cancer Pain
- Brief Pain Inventory.
- Psychometric Properties of the BPI
- Is BPI user centered?
Outcome measure is one of the three components of clinical evaluation. The use of outcome measures provides objectivity to anyone interested in the evidence of effectiveness of intervention (Corr and Siddons. 2005). Indeed, it has …show more content…
The BPI shows good portability. Although originally designed to measure cancer-related pain, this instrument has also been widely used to assess non-cancer pain in a variety of patients. In a study of 250 patients with arthritis or lower back pain, the BPI demonstrated comparable reliability to that observed in studies in patients with cancer-related pain (Keller et al. 2004). When used to assess pain in a study of 255 patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the BPI demonstrated similar psychometric properties to those obtained when the instrument is used in patients with mixed pain conditions (Zeiman et al. 2005). Similarly, when used in a study of 534 patients to assess pain following cardiac surgery, the BPI again showed favourable psychometric properties, further confirming the portability of this instrument (Gjeilo et al. 2007).
Psychometric properties of the BPI
The three psychometric properties which should be examined when assessing any outcome measure are validity,