What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
I am conducting doctoral research into adequate pain recognition in adults with PIMD. Previous research resulted in the development of a pain measurement tool specifically for this target group, the POSAID. The aim of our follow-up research is to improve the reliability and validity of the POSAID.
What do you hope to achieve?
My hope is that the prompt recognition and treatment of pain will become an integral part of the day-to-day support offered to people with PIMD, which would constitute a significant improvement in their quality of life.
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