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What questions should you ask for: Site?

Where exactly is the Pain? Where does the pain radiate to? Has the location of the pain moved at all?

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What questions should you ask for: Quality?

What type of pain are you experiencing? Have you ever felt this pain before?

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What questions should you ask for: Severity?

On a Scale to 10 (with zero being no pain and ten being the worst pain you've experienced in your life), how would you rate your pain? How bad is the pain? Is the pain affecting your everyday life/function?

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What questions should you ask for: Time Course?

Onset? Offset? Sudden or gradual? How long have you been experiencing the pain? Constant/Changing? When did the pain start?

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What questions should you ask for: Context?`

Do you remember what you were doing when the pain started? What do you think is causing the pain?

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What questions should you ask for: Relieving Factors?

Is there anything that makes the pain better?

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What questions should you ask for: Aggravating Factors?

Is there anything that makes the pain worse?

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What questions should you ask for: Additional Information?

Are there any other symptoms that you're experiencing? History/Medications/Allergies? Is there anything else that I should know about your pain?

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What are the Cardinal Features of Pain?

Site, Quality, Severity, Time Course, Context, Relieving/Aggravating factors, Additional information

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Introduction??

Hello, My name is Sarah Marshall. I am a first year medical student and I was hoping to ask you some questions about your visit with the doctor today, would that be alright?

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Opening Statements?

Would you like to tell me a little about the pain you've been experiencing?

What have you come in about today?

Explain to me about your pain?

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What does plethoric mean?

red in the face or flushed

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What does Erythemic mean?

There is a rash

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What does diaphoretic mean?

Sweaty or clammy

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What are important elements when asking about time course?

Introduce the concept of time course: "I would just like to get more of a clear picture about the time course of the condition"

Onset:

Progression over time: (frequency and severity changes)

Offset:

Previous experiences:

Possible Prodrome:

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When asking about relieving factors, what is it important to ascertain?

Any treatments that they have tried that have worked, or failed.