Nicholas and colleagues have developed an extensive normative dataset for a range of assessment tools used in pain management services. The present paper aims to provide normative data for the measures used in the ePPOC minimum dataset for a large cohort of adults referred to pain management services throughout Australia. This information will provide a description of the people seeking specialist pain management in Australia during the period 2014-17, and allow pain management services to compare scores for individuals seen at their service to these group values.
H. Tardif, M. Blanchard, J. White & M. Bryce, Normative data for adults referred for specialist pain management in Australia (electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, 2018).