Welcome to the latest Bugle that focuses upon body perception, so often affected in CRPS. Body perception should form part of the assessment in my view, as the construction of this sense by the brain is a feature of the condition and must be addressed.
Evaluation of a prototype tool for communicating body perception disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome
Ailie J. Turton, Mark Palmer, Sharon Grieve, Timothy P. Moss, Jenny Lewis and Candida S. McCabe
Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) experience distressing changes in body perception. However representing body perception is a challenge. A digital media tool for communicating body perception disturbances was developed. A proof of concept study evaluating the acceptability of the application for patients to communicate their body perception is reported in this methods paper. Thirteen CRPS participants admitted to a 2-week inpatient rehabilitation program used the application in a consultation with a research…
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