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Pain Diary

Self-monitoring of thoughts, feelings and symptoms is an essential skill for clients engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In this Pain Diary clients can for recording activity and pain intensity. The results can be examing to look for any patterns in how the pain changes over the course of the day, and week, and how it relates to activity.

Diaries are a crucial information-gathering tool. They can be used for symptom monitoring during an assessment phase of therapy, symptom monitoring during therapy, or correlating activity with symptoms. This Pain Diary includes spaces to record pain location, intensity, and activities associated with increases or decreases in pain.

  • Winterowd, C., Beck, A. T., Gruener, D. (2000). Cognitive therapy for chronic pain patients. Springer.

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