PRIDE Research Foundation
PRIDE is a leader in the field of chronic pain rehabilitation. The PRIDE Research Foundation has been collecting and analyzing clinical patient data since PRIDE was founded in 1983. Over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, books, and book chapters have now been published. The knowledge gained from this research effort provides much of the backbone of evidence-based medicine (EBM) for measurement of function, use/misuse of certain medications in chronic pain, and socioeconomically relevant outcomes of Functional Restoration treatment. This research is also used for internal training, as it gives PRIDE physicians and staff a unique understanding of the nature of chronic pain and the pain-related obstacles that our patients encounter in their activities of daily living. It also helps PRIDE to continually refine its ability to comprehensibly assess patients as they enter the program, to create the most effective individualized treatment plans, and to quantify and evaluate treatment outcomes. In addition, by repeatedly demonstrating the positive treatment outcomes that a Functional Restoration program can produce, PRIDE’s published research has influenced how chronic pain treatment is approached by many other physicians and pain management facilities.
By following this link to the PRIDE Research Foundation web page, you can see a list of articles, search by topic, read article summaries on some of the key reports and request copies of articles.