Dr. Patrick Monahan Awarded R01 Grant from NIAMS


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Dr. Patrick Monahan was awarded an R01 grant from NIAMS to investigate the clinical validity of the NIH PROMIS pain and depression questionnaires. The purpose of this 4 year study is to validate the NIH PROMIS pain and depression measures with respect to sensitifity to change, establishment of minimum important differences including a Delphi expert panel, and diagnostic accuracy of depression measures compared to structured clinical interviews. The questionnaires are inserted into four existing longitudinal clinidal studies consisting of patient populations with chronic pain, stroke and mild traumatic injury. The team also includes two co-investigators, Kurt Kroenke and Jacob Kean; one biostatistician, Tim Stump; and one data manager, Carla Kettler.

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