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Table 5 Measure of Physician Pain Assessment Items

From: The social and behavioral influences (SBI) study: study design and rationale for studying the effects of race and activation on cancer pain management

Physician Discussing or Asking about


1. Acknowledging pain


2. Onset, duration, temporal


3. Location


4. Aggravating /alleviating factors


5. Pain Origins


6. Interference


7. Description of Pain


8. Rate pain on 010 scale


9. Physician Role in Pain Management