Self-Assessing Over Time:
We plan to examine and address issues that unfold over many months and years through information design and visualization: complexities of patient-physician communication, unaddressed ways to self-assess over time (Farrar, et al., 2006), understanding how the type, location and intensity of their pain changes over time, and patients’ ability to self-manage information about diverse care providers (Canadian Pain Society, 2007).
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Farrar, J.T. (2006). Goal Attainment Scaling: A New Tool for Pain Medicine. Medscape Neurology & Neurosurgery, vol.8, no.2. [Online]. Available: http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/544510_1 [Accessed 27 Apr 2009].