A multi-centre study to explore the feasibility and acceptability of collecting data for complex regional pain syndrome clinical studies using a core measurement set: Study protocol

Sharon Grieve, Florian Brunner, Lisa Buckle, Francois Gobeil, Hitoshi Hirata, Norimasa Iwasaki, Lorimer Moseley, Gudson Sousa, Jean Jacques Vatine, Nicole Vaughan-Spickers, Jijun Xu, Candida McCabe

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Abstract

Objectives: This international, multicentre study will inform the final data collection tools and processes which will comprise the first international, clinical research registry for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This study will: (a) test the feasibility and acceptability of collecting outcome measurement data using a patient reported, questionnaire core measurement set (COMPACT [Core Outcome Measurement set for complex regional PAin syndrome Clinical sTudies]); and (b) test and refine an electronic data management system to collect and manage the data. Methods: A maximum of 240 adults, meeting the Budapest diagnostic clinical criteria for CRPS type I or II, will be recruited across eight countries. The COMPACT questionnaire will be completed on two occasions: at baseline (T1) and 6 months later (T2). At T2, participants will choose to complete COMPACT using a paper or electronic version. Participants will be asked to feed back on their experience of completing COMPACT via a questionnaire. A separate questionnaire will ask clinicians to feed back their experience of data collection. Analysis: The study is not aiming to derive statistically significant data but to ascertain the practicalities of collecting data, using the COMPACT questionnaire set, across a range of different cultures and populations. At the end of the study, a single workshop will be convened to review the findings and agree the final documents and processes for the international registry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalMusculoskeletal Care
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • clinical studies
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • core measurement set
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • registry

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