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The Implementation of a Novel Pain-Screening Tool in the Diagnoses of Pain Symptoms and Syndromes in Refugee Survivors of Torture

The goal of this study is to evaluate if standard protocols for the assessment of survivors of torture result in under or missed diagnosis of pain and pain syndromes that are identifiable by physicians. We also hope to determine if a validated pain screening tool (the Brief Pain Inventory) can supplement current standard protocols used in the assessments of survivors of torture, and can adequately indicate when patients should be referred to a pain physician for further evaluation.  Utilizes the CTSC supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science of the National Institute of Health under award number UL1TR002384.

Primary Investigator: 
Gunisha Kaur, M.D., M.A.
Open to Enrollment
Global Health

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