Measuring patient opinion of pain management

J Pain Symptom Manage. 1999 Jul;18(1):17-26. doi: 10.1016/s0885-3924(99)00025-1.


Pain management has been increasingly recognized as an important indicator of quality patient care. In this article, we describe the development of a measure of patients' perception of pain management. Based upon the American Pain Society's guidelines, the six-item Patient Opinion of Pain Management (POPM) scale demonstrated promising internal consistency, reliability, and validity in a sample of 241 patients from 11 hospitals. The POPM is discussed in the context of previous research on the assessment of pain management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Pain / nursing
  • Pain Management*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Texas