Vicious Circle Tool – balancing efficacy and side-effects

CHANGE PAIN recognizes the challenges that healthcare professionals and patients are facing when trying to find the right treatment for managing pain. Often, the difficulty is to maintain the balance between adequate pain relief and acceptable tolerability, which can lead to the establishment of a ‘Vicious Circle’ – alternating between lack of efficacy and unpleasant side effects, prompting discontinuation of treatment in the end.

How to find the right balance between adequate pain relief and acceptable tolerability for a particular patient?

CHANGE PAIN presents you with a tool for better understanding and management of the Vicious Circle. By asking patients at consultations to evaluate their treatment experience on a scale with regard to ‘pain level’ and ‘side effects’ healthcare professionals can make better adjustments in their treatment choice.

Here you can download the Vicious Circle Tool.


Vicious circle tool

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