Sensation refers to the biochemical and neurologic process of detecting incoming nerve impulses as nervous system activity. Sensory processes are vital to one’s level of independence in relationships with others, academic and occupational endeavors, and activities of daily living. Objective tests of sensation can systematically examine and determine if participants have intact sensory functioning. There is also fundamental overlap of certain sensory processes with cognitive and motor functioning.
A fixed form assessment of the participant’s level of pain in the past 7 days. Participants are asked to rate their pain on a scale of 0 to 10. The Pain Intensity test is also part of the PROMIS-29 Profile.
An assessment of pain administered in a computer-adaptive test (CAT) format. Participants are asked the extent to which pain has interfered with or affected the enjoyment of various activities in the past 7 days. The Pain Interference test is also part of the PROMIS-29 Profile.