The Pain Rehabilitation Center carefully measures the outcomes of program participants in several areas:
Based on surveys of all patients who completed the three-week program.
|Would recommend the program to a friend||94% — definitely or probably|
|Care received||91% — excellent or very good|
|Care beneficial in learning how to live well in spite of chronic pain||94% — definitely or probably|
|Physical therapy helped increase strength, endurance and flexibility||95% — strongly agree or agree|
|Medications||At Admission||At Discharge|
|Daily opioid (prescription) pain medications||57%||7%|
|Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., Ibubrofen)||46%||23%|
Upon admission to the three-week program, 80 percent of patients* had depressive symptoms. Of these patients, 54 percent were experiencing major depression. By discharge, depressive symptoms had decreased in 79 percent of patients. Mood improvement is often associated with patients' increased perception of control over their lives and pain and an improved quality of life.
* Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression scale (CES-D)
Of patients completing the three-week program, 75 percent had at least a 50 percent gain in aerobic activity levels. More than 20 percent had more than a 75 percent gain.
Although the program focuses on functioning and quality of life, 73 percent of patients who completed the program reported a reduction in pain severity at dismissal.
|Measures+||Improvement from beginning of program|
|Less pain interference in daily life||87% of patients|
|Increase in general activity levels||78%|
|Increase in energy or vitality||81%|
|Improved perception of overall health||74%|
|Increased feelings of control over pain and life events||84%|
|Improved physical and social functioning||86%|
+ From following tools:
- The Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI)
- Reduced Pain Catastrophizing Scale
- SF-36 Health Survey