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Feel my pain: Design and evaluation of Painpad, a tangible device for supporting inpatient self-logging of pain

BA Price, R Kelly, V Mehta, C McCormick, H Ahmed, O Pearce

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2018


© 2018 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Monitoring patients' pain is a critical issue for clinical caregivers, particularly among staff responsible for providing analgesic relief. However, collecting regularly scheduled pain readings from patients can be difficult and time-consuming for clinicians. In this paper we present Painpad, a tangible device that was developed to allow patients to engage in self-logging of their pain. We report findings from two hospital-based field studies in which Painpad was deployed to a total of 78 inpatients recovering from ambulatory surgery. We find that Painpad results in improved frequency and compliance with pain logging, and that self-logged scor..

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