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Table 4 Top ranked features to improve clinical integration (providers only)

From: Improving patient-provider communication about chronic pain: development and feasibility testing of a shared decision-making tool

Rank What are the top features that we need to design into the tool to make it both practical and helpful to you in managing your patients with chronic pain?
1 Assess functional abilities and limitations
2 Provide pain history components (location, duration, history of onset, history of evaluation to date, associated symptoms, aggravating and ameliorating factors, current treatment, tried but failed treatment, etc)
3 Presenting a patient prioritized list of the patient’s goals for the encounter
4 Educate the patient on effectiveness of CBT, ACT and the emotional components of pain
5 Scripts to guide difficult conversations regarding changing a longstanding treatment plan
6 Educate the patient that reporting pain will not lead to prescription for pain med.
7 Screening tools for substance use disorder and/or opioid use disorder
8 Resource list customized by community (treating substance use disorder, acupuncturists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, Tai Chi, etc.)
9 Require minimal effort by providers (not have to click too many boxes or write a whole lot)
10 Easy to read and follow
11 Facilitate the patient providing a signed release to facilitate obtaining past records in advance of the patient encounter
12 Keep it short
13 Gives multiple choice options which reflect the wide range of patient/provider possible responses
14 Include tools to help with motivational interviewing regarding pain and function
15 Easy access to MME calculator