Preliminary results of the outcome study from the Pain Recovery Treatment program at Las Vegas Recovery Center show that our multifaceted, twelve-step, and mindfulness-based treatment program provides significant improvement to our clients in many aspects of their lives. Data to track client progress during the Pain Recovery Treatment program is measured by weekly administrations of the Pain Outcomes Profile (POP), a self-report questionnaire.
POP contains seven scales:
- Current Pain,
- Average Pain for Previous Week
- Mobility, Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
- Negative Affect
Each score is based on a percentage of the total possible. There are also two indices:
- The Physical Index is comprised of the average scores of the Mobility, Activities of Daily Living, and Vitality scales
- The Affective Index is comprised of the Negative Affect and Fear scales.
Pain clients complete the POP once upon arrival and every Wednesday thereafter. For the purposes of data analysis, the completed POPs are analyzed at three different intervals:
- Mid-Program (the Wednesday POP closest to the middlemost day of the clients stay
- The Wednesday before discharge.
A Paired T-test is used to compare the means of each scale at one interval with the means of the other two intervals. For every interval pairing, a statistically significant difference between means has consistently been found.
(Note: We compare the means of the data to see if the mean of one group is significantly different from the other means).
In 2011, client pain scores decreased continuously throughout treatment. The mean decrease in Current Pain from Admission to Mid-Program was 1.477, the mean decrease from Mid-Program to Discharge was 1.005, and the mean decrease in Current Pain from Admission to Discharge was 2.482. The mean decrease in Average Pain from Admission to Mid-Program was 1.333, the mean decrease from Mid- Program to Discharge was 1.1349, and the mean decrease in Average Pain from Admission to Discharge was 2.468.
To continue reading click here and access our complete 2011 Annual Summary. You will also find videos about pain scales and pain outcome profiling, as well as links to our 2012 quarterly POPs.