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1-question tool developed to screen for risk of opioid abuse

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2016

The one-question Catastrophizing Subscale from the Single Item Form of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire was found to correlate with risk of opioid abuse when compared with a 13-item screening tool, according to research presented at the American Pain Society's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting. A second study on long-term opioid use indicated the factors most associated with continued opioid use after six months were use of a prescription opioid at an initial clinic visit and aberrant drug-related behaviors. Medscape (free registration) (06/01)


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American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jun 15, 2016


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