A Prospective Six-Month Study of Chronic Pain Sufferers: A Novel OTC Neuromodulation Therapy
Available responses and coding for assessment queries.
How often do you use ActiPatch?
(i) Every day = 1 (ii) A few times a week = 0.5 (iii) only when needed = 0.3
Pain level (11-point VAS scale)
(i) No pain = 0, ………….., worst pain = 10 (ii) Mild pain is defined as scores of 0-3, moderate as pain scores of 4–6, and severe as pain scores of 7–10
Changes in sleep and physical activity relative to prior use of ActiPatch
(i) No change = 0 (ii) Increased a little = 1 (iii) Increased a fair amount = 2 (iv) Increased a lot = 3
Changes in medication use relative to prior use of ActiPatch
(i) No change = 0 (ii) Decreased a little = 1 (iii) Decreased a fair amount = 2 (iv) Decreased a lot = 3 (v) Stopped using medications = 4
Patient global impressions of change with PSWT treatment
(i) No change or got worse = 0 (ii) Almost the same, but hardly any change at all = 1 (iii) A little better,but no noticeable difference = 2 (iv) Somewhat better, but the change has not made any real difference-3 (v) Moderately better, a slight but noticeable change = 4 (vi) Better, a definite improvement that has made a real and worthwhile difference = 5 (vii) A great deal of better and considerable improvement that has made all the differences in the world = 6