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The Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation: rationale and methodology

Authors Tamburin S, Paolucci S, Magrinelli F, Musicco M, Sandrini G

Received 10 September 2015

Accepted for publication 9 March 2016

Published 30 May 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 311—318

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S84646

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Stefano Tamburin,1 Stefano Paolucci,2 Francesca Magrinelli,1 Massimo Musicco,2,3 Giorgio Sandrini4,5

On behalf of the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN)

1Department of Neurological, Biomedical and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, 2Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS, Rome, 3Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBT) National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Segrate, Milan, 4C. Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, IRCCS, 5Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Abstract: Pain is very common in the neurorehabilitation setting, where it may not only represent a target for treatment but can also negatively influence rehabilitation procedures directly or through the side effects of painkillers. To date, there are neither guidelines nor consensus on how to assess and treat pain in neurorehabilitation. Because of the very scanty pieces of evidence on this topic, the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN) was promoted under the auspices of different scientific societies. This article illustrates the rationale, methodology, and topics of the ICCPN. The recommendations of the ICCPN will offer some information on how to deal with pain in neurorehabilitation and may represent the starting point for further studies.

Keywords:
assessment, consensus conference, neurology, pain, rehabilitation, treatment

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