PainChek Clinical Studies scaled

Conducted in Australian residential aged care centres, clinical studies have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The published article indicates that PainChek® is a valid and reliable pain assessment tool for people with moderate to severe dementia, who can no longer self-report their pain and that it offers significant advantages over the current pain assessment methods.

The Benefits.

The healthcare providers to improve the quality of life for people in pain and provides a platform for optimising healthcare:

  • Automates. Key assessment processes, saving time and reducing risk of error.
  • Empowers. All caregivers to accurately assess and manage pain at the bedside and in the home environment.
  • Documents. Pain assessments for reporting, compliance and monitoring effectiveness of treatment.
  • Supports. The healthcare providers to improve the quality of life for people in pain and provides a platform for optimising healthcare treatment.

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of PainChek® in UK Aged Care Residents with advanced dementia

Ivana Babicova1*, Ainslea Cross2, Dawn Forman1, Jeffery Hughes3 and Kreshnik Hoti3,4

Abstract
Background: The aim of this study was to further validate PainChek®, an electronic pain assessment instrument,with a population living with dementia in a UK care home.

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Assessing procedural pain in infants: a feasibility study evaluating a point-of-care mobile solution based on automated facial analysis

Kreshnik Hoti, Paola Teresa Chivers, Jeffery David Hughes

Summary
Background The management of procedural pain in infants is suboptimal, in part, compounded by the scarcity of a simple, accurate, and reliable method of assessing such pain. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PainChek Infant, a point-of-care mobile application that uses automated facial evaluation and analysis in the assessment of procedural pain in infants.

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Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 60 (2017) 137–150 137 DOI 10.3233/JAD-170375 IOS Press:

Pain Assessment in Dementia: Evaluation of a Point-of-Care Technological Solution

Mustafa Atee1, Kreshnik Hoti1,2, Richard Parsons1 and Jeffery D. Hughes1

1School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia
2Division of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool: An Innovative Instrument for Individuals with Moderate-to-Severe Dementia.

Mustafa Atee1, Kreshnik Hoti1,2, Richard Parsons1 and Jeffery D. Hughes1

1School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia
2Division of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

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A Technical Note on the PainChekTM System: A Web Portal and Mobile Medical Device for Assessing Pain in People With Dementia.

Mustafa Atee1, Kreshnik Hoti1,2, Richard Parsons1 and Jeffery D. Hughes1

1School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia
2Division of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

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Clinimetric properties of the electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT) for aged-care residents with moderate to severe dementia.

Mustafa Atee1, Kreshnik Hoti1,2, Richard Parsons1 and Jeffery D. Hughes1

1School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia
2Division of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

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A novel pain assessment tool incorporating automated facial analysis: interrater reliability in advanced dementia Medical Device for Assessing Pain in People With Dementia.

Mustafa Atee1, Kreshnik Hoti1,2, Richard Parsons1 and Jeffery D. Hughes1

1School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia
2Division of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool: An Innovative Instrument for Individuals with Moderate-to-Severe Dementia

Background/aims: Pain is common in aged care residents with dementia; yet it often goes undetected. A novel tool, the electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT), was developed to address this challenging problem.

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Validation Study Results.

Pilot validation studies involving three residential aged care homes (Juniper, Brightwater and Bethanie) involving 40 residents with moderate to severe dementia completed May 2016.

ePAT ( PainChek®) vs Abbey Pain Scale
Patients n = 40  |  Assessments = 353  |  Correlation coefficient = 0.90