TitleDaily assessment of pain in adults with sickle cell disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSmith, WR, Penberthy, LT, Bovbjerg, VE, McClish, DK, Roberts, JD, Dahman, B, Aisiku, IP, Levenson, JL, Roseff, SD
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Date Published2008 Jan 15
KeywordsPain Measurement

Researchers of sickle cell disease have traditionally used health care utilization as a proxy for pain and underlying vaso-occlusion. However, utilization may not completely reflect the amount of self-reported pain or acute, painful episodes (crises).