Pain Intensity Tracker

Probably the most asked statistic about pain is the intensity level. The 1-10 Visual Pain Scale is used by almost every Pain Management doctor in the world. In CPT, you can quickly record this data using the Pain Intensity Tracker.

Because Pain Level is such an important pain metric, it is also referenced by several other Trackers (eg. Medication, Pain Onset, Pain Duration, etc.) to help locate correlations between data sets. For this reason, it is strongly encouraged that you always include this Tracker in each Diary Entry.

Diary Entry Input

The Pain Level Tracker simply requires a tap on the pain scale which matches your current pain levels.

As you’ll see in the report samples, although pain intensity level is one of the simplest Trackers, but it is probably one of the most interesting statistics captured in your Diary.

Summary Report Graph Samples

Pain Level vs Time

The initial graph shows a marker for each entry graphed as pain level vs time. The graph also shows a moving average and overall average indicator lines. As in the case of all date based graphs, if you have Milestone Trackers in the report, Milestone markers will also be shown.

Daily Avg Pain Level vs Time

Similar to the first plot, this is also a pain level vs time graph, but here the markers represent the daily average pain level. Moving average and overall average will also be shown.

Moving Avg Pain Level vs Time

This graph takes the Daily data a bit further and creates an envelope out of 3 moving average plots.

The middle blue plot is the same moving average of daily average pain levels you saw in graph B. The red line above it is the moving average of the daily high pain level indicated, and the green is the moving average of the daily low pain level indicated.

The widening or narrowing of this channel on the graph can indicate how varied your pain levels have become.

Pain Level Distribution

This bar graph shows the frequency of pain levels within your sample data. The red bar marks the most frequently cited pain level.

Pain Level vs Day of Week

This graph looks at your entries on a per day of the week basis to determine the range of pain levels (blue bar) for a given day along with the average for the day (green line).

This will give you an idea about which days are your most painful and/or most pain free. The red bar indicates the day of the week with the highest average pain level.

Pain Level vs Time of Day

This final graph splits the data into four segments based on the time of the day. Similar to the day of the week, the graph shows the upper and lower range for pain levels (blue bar) in each segment along with the average (green line). The red bar indicates the time of day with the highest average pain level.