Monitoring changes in pain control

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A huge effort is being put into improving the ways we monitor change in chronic pain state so we can ascertain whether drugs, supplements, and therapies have the effects they suggest. But so far most methods are subject to caregiver placebo effects.
CAM advises the following

Monitoring 5 observations such as ability to lay down, ability to cock leg, stamina, or ability and frequency of…

Posted by Canine Arthritis Management on miĆ©rcoles, 27 de septiembre de 2017

But realise it too will suffer caregiver placebo effect, but feel it is a step in the right direction.
Have people been routinely using the Canine Brief Pain Inventory or the Helsinki Chronic Pain Index? How have they found them? Do practices use other methods?
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Thank you for this feedback @Lunatuck, I will certainly take this on board and consider including a list of behaviours to observe in the welcome pack sent to owners before a pain clinic visit.

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