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Pain Disability Index (PDI)

Purpose:

To evaluate the impact of pain on a person's ability to function using the Pain Disability Index (PDI).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

R52

Description:

The Pain Disability Index (PDI) a simple and rapid instrument for measuring the impact that pain has on the ability of a person to participate in essential life activities. This can be used to evaluate patients initially, to monitor them over time, and to judge the effectiveness of interventions. The index was developed at St. Louis University Medical Center.

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