Measuring Outcomes  

The Behavioral Assessment of Pain Medical Stability Quick Screen

Most patients will smoothly and promptly recover their ability to function after an occupational health problem, usually within a matter of days to weeks. The few who do not recover quickly account for the majority of cost, lost workdays, and frustration for employers, practitioners, families and the community. Thus, early detection of delayed recovery is a key part of occupational healthcare.

Statistics from several uncontrolled studies of employed populations indicate that workers absent due to a work-related complaint for more than six months have approximately a 50% probability of return to work, those absent more than one year have a 25% probability, and those absent more than two years have virtually no chance of returning to work.

A delay in recovery from an acute work-related condition might be due to psychosocial or employment factors of various types or to a medical problem that was not identified on initial examination. Failure to recover function as expected should prompt an inquiry into previously unknown or disregarded factors that could contribute to slower improvement in activity tolerance and work ability than that expected.

The Behavioral Assessment of Pain - Medical Stability Quick Screen (BAP-MSQS) is a 27-item screening questionnaire that is aimed at identifying psychosocial and employment factors that may be delaying patient recovery.

After the items have been entered on the computer, an 8-page report with graphs is generated for your review identifying potential obstacles for recovery.
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