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Accurate Pain Reporting

Accurate Pain Reporting

WCG Analgesic Solutions has developed and validated the
industry-leading training program on Accurate Pain Reporting.

Inaccurate Pain Reporting

Clinical trials of treatments for pain and related disorders are plagued by large variability in subjects’ ability to accurately report their pain, undermining their ability to discriminate effective drugs from placebo.

Industry Leading Accurate Pain Reporting Training

Accurate Pain Reporting is crucial to study success, but 20% to 30% of subjects enrolled in a pain trial are unable to report their pain accurately. The impact is highly detrimental, resulting in a decrease in the observed effect size of treatment, and risk of trial failure.

With over 50,000 subjects and study staff already trained, in dozens of languages, and numerous protocols accepted by IRBs and regulatory agencies, we are the industry leaders in delivering evidence-based, validated training solutions.

Proven to Work

A randomized controlled pilot study in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) showed that subjects who undergo accurate pain reporting training can report their pain intensity more accurately and can better discriminate between active drug and placebo compared to subjects that do not undergo any training.1 In addition, subjects had a lower placebo response.

Our Accurate Pain Reporting Training has been evaluated for clarity, content, and relevance through a cognitive debrief study with OA patients.2

  • 100% of patients note that the materials were helpful
  • Results showed that the materials were clear, relevant, and appropriate


  1. Treister R et al., Training Subjects to report their pain more accurately improves study power: Results of a randomized placebo-controlled study of pregabalin vs placebo
    in PDN. IASP, Japan, 2016
  2. Treister R et al., Development and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Accurate Pain Reporting Training Program. IASP Conference, Japan, 2016