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Validation of the Self-Assessment of Treatment Questionnaire among Patients with Postherpetic Neuralgia

Table 1

Self-Assessment of Treatment (SAT).

(1) How do you assess your pain relief after treatment in this study?
 □ I feel my pain is much worse (−2)
 □ I feel my pain is somewhat worse (−1)
 □ I feel my pain is no better and no worse (0)
 □ I feel my pain is somewhat better (1)
 □ I feel my pain is much better (2)
(2) How do you assess your activity level after treatment in this study?
 □ I feel much less active (−2)
 □ I feel somewhat less active (−1)
 □ I feel no more and no less active (0)
 □ I feel somewhat more active (1)
 □ I feel much more active (2)
(3) How has your quality of life changed after treatment in this study?
 □ I feel my quality of life is much worse (−2)
 □ I feel my quality of life is somewhat worse (−1)
 □ I feel my quality of life is no better and no worse (0)
 □ I feel my quality of life is somewhat better (1)
 □ I feel my quality of life is much better (2)
(4) Would you undergo this treatment again?*
 □ No, definitely not (−2)
 □ No, probably not (−1)
 □ Unsure (0)
 □ Yes, probably (1)
 □ Yes, definitely (2)
(5) How do you compare the treatment you received in this study to previous medication or therapies for your pain?
 □ Very much prefer my previous treatments to this treatment (−2)
 □ Somewhat prefer my previous treatments (−1)
 □ No preference (0)
 □ Somewhat prefer this treatment to my previous treatment (1)
 □ Very much prefer this treatment to my previous treatments (2)

n Study C116, SAT Item 4 was administered with 3 response options: “No, absolutely not” (−2), “Unsure” (0), and “Yes, definitely” (2). The item was administered in Study C117 with 5 response levels as shown above.

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