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Title: An interactive 3-D application for pain management: Results from a pilot study in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Authors: Spyridonis, F
Gawronski, J
Ghinea, G
Frank, AO
Keywords: Biomedical technology;Pain measurement;Spinal cord injuries;Imaging;Three-dimensional;User–computer interface;User acceptance
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 108(1): 356 - 366, Oct 2012
Abstract: Research on pain following spinal cord injury (SCI) has revealed that patients not only experience several types of pain that could prove to be challenging to address, but also that each individual can interpret such pain in different subjective ways. In this paper we introduce a 3-D system for facilitating the efficient management of pain, and thus, supporting clinicians in overcoming the aforementioned challenges. This system was evaluated by a cohort of 15 SCI patients in a pilot study that took place between July and October 2010. Participants reported their experiences of using the 3-D system in an adapted version of the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire. Statistically significant results were obtained with regards to the usability and efficiency of the 3-D system, with the majority of the patients finding it particularly useful to report their pain. Our findings suggest that the 3-D system can be an efficient tool in the efforts to better manage the pain experience of SCI patients.
Description: This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2012 Elevier
ISSN: 0169-2607
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