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Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index (FMPI):

Purpose:

The owner’s assessment of the severity of chronic pain in their cat, and the impact this has on everyday activity and interaction

Description and Characteristics:

The FMPI is a questionnaire with appropriate readability, reliability and proven discriminatory ability. Full validity testing is continuing, and further versions of the FMPI may well take place in the future.

Funding for Development:

The CPRL is very grateful to Morris Animal Foundation, Novartis Animal Health and Boehinger Ingelheim Vetmedica for sponsoring the work that has led to the FMPI

References:

Gruen ME, Griffith EH, Thomson A, Simpson W, Lascelles BDX. Criterion Validation testing of Clinical Metrology Instruments for Measuring Degenerative Joint Disease Associated Mobility Impairment in Cats. PlosOne. 2015 (in revision).

Gruen ME, Griffith E, Thomson A, Simpson W, Lascelles BD. Detection of clinically relevant pain relief in cats with degenerative joint disease associated pain. J Vet Intern Med. 2014 Mar-Apr;28(2):346-50. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12312. Epub 2014 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 24512390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4064787.

Benito J, Hansen B, DePuy V, Davidson G, Thomson A, Simpson W, Roe S, Hardie E, Lascelles BDX. Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index (FMPI): Responsiveness and Criterion Validity Testing. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2013 May-Jun;27(3):474-82.

Benito J, Hardie E, Zamprogno H, Thomson A, Simpson W, Roe S, Hansen B, Lascelles BDX. Reliability and discriminatory testing of a client-based metrology instrument, Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index – FMPI, for the evaluation of degenerative joint disease associated pain in cats. The Veterinary Journal, 2013 Jun;196(3):368-73. 

Zamprogno H, Hansen BD, Bondell HD, Thomson Sumrell A, Simpson W, Robertson I, Brown J, Pease A, Roe SC, Hardie E, Wheeler SJ, Lascelles BDX. Item generation and design testing of a questionnaire to assess degenerative joint disease-associated pain in cats. Am J Vet Res. 2010; 71(12): 1417-24

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Subjective Nighttime Restlessness Evaluation (SNoRE)

Purpose:
To measure the pet owner’s assessment of the severity of disturbed sleep due to chronic pain

Description and Characteristics:
The SNoRE is a questionnaire with appropriate readability and proven discriminatory ability. Full validity testing is continuing, and further versions of the SNoRE may well take place in the future.

Funding for Development:
The development of this instrument was funded by the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory

References:
Knazovicky D, Tomas A, Motsinger-Reif A, Lascelles BDX. Initial evaluation of nighttime restlessness in a naturally occurring canine model of osteoarthritis pain. PeerJ. 2015 Feb 17;3:e772. doi: 10.7717/peerj.772. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25722957

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