Publication Details

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).


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.