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Schaffner, Nils
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Folkers, Gerd
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Käppeli, Silvia
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Musholt, Markus
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Hofbauer, Günther F.L.
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Candia, Victor
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2018-07-26T11:18:09Z
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2017-06-10T11:44:17Z
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2018-07-26T11:18:09Z
dc.date.issued
2012-11-30
dc.identifier.issn
1932-6203
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10.1371/journal.pone.0051014
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/59517
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000059517
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Pain measurement largely depends on the ability to rate personal subjective pain. Nevertheless, pain scales can be difficult to use during medical procedures. We hypothesized that pain can be expressed intuitively and in real-time by squeezing a pressure sensitive device. We developed such a device called “Painmouse®” and tested it on healthy volunteers and patients in two separate studies: Sixteen male participants rated different painful heat stimuli via Painmouse® and a Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Retest was done one week later. Participants clearly distinguished four distinct pain levels using both methods. Values from the first and second sessions were comparable. Thereafter, we tested the Painmouse® by asking twelve female and male leg- ulcer patients to continuously squeeze it during the whole length of their wound-dressing change. Patients rated each step of dressing change on an 11-point numeric rating scale. Painmouse® ratings were highest for the wound cleaning and debridement step. Application of the new dressing was not evaluated as very painful. On the other hand, numeric scale ratings did not differentiate between dressing change steps. We conclude that the Painmouse® enables pain assessment even under difficult clinical circumstances, such as during a medical treatment in elderly patients.
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PLOS
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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A New Tool for Real-Time Pain Assessment in Experimental and Clinical Environments
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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PLoS ONE
ethz.journal.volume
7
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ethz.journal.issue
11
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PLoS ONE
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e51014
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7 p.
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publishedVersion
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San Francisco, CA
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00003 - Schulleitung und Dienste::00022 - Bereich VP Forschung / Domain VP Research::02803 - Collegium Helveticum / Collegium Helveticum
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03325 - Folkers, Gerd (emeritus)
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00003 - Schulleitung und Dienste::00022 - Bereich VP Forschung / Domain VP Research::02803 - Collegium Helveticum / Collegium Helveticum
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03325 - Folkers, Gerd (emeritus)
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2017-06-10T11:44:43Z
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pub:95066
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yes
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Open access
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