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Clinical Pain Advisor

Clinical Pain Advisor is recommended as a good resource for keeping up with recent developments in pain management science. This website provides relevant information through a collection of news articles and recent coverage of contemporary medical literature. Visitors can use this website to learn about the different types of pain as well as methods to treat pain.

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Review Date: 7/10/2018

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Ease of Use

This website is organized in a way to best support browsing by the most recently posted articles. The homepage is busy, featuring two sets of category tabs at the top of the page, and little organization of article topics aside from date of publication. Using the search bar is very helpful, since it allows users many options to filter results including by date range, media type, author name, category, etc. Although there is an abundance of choices available for visitors, the site does a pretty good job orienting readers to the most important areas.

Visual Design

The site is little more than a collection of news articles without much visual interest to engage visitors. In fact, only half of the homepage is use; the entire right half is blank, so the materials feel cramped to the left. Individual articles feel similarly compressed, as there are numerous advertisements that interrupt and surround the text. Aside from small, infrequent images, there is little color or visual appeal.

Quality

Due to its clinical nature, much of the content here may not be very useful to the average reader. But that doesn't mean visitors should skip Clinical Pain Advisor. The site does a good job of making sure articles are referenced with the research used in their creation. The articles here keep readers updated on all the latest happenings in pain management science. Users should note, however, that a good deal of the site's clinical information is provided by Decision Support in Medicine, a commercial information source.

Credibility

Author names and dates of publication are available on every article here. When necessary, medical professionals are named, and their credentials are provided. Most of the site's content was reviewed in 2017, so users can be sure the information is not outdated. In fact, the website is very active in publishing the latest news and breakthroughs in pain management.

Pros

  1. Extensive collection of news articles and coverage about recent developments in pain management
  2. Organized into sections on chronic, acute, neuropathic, overuse, musculoskeletal, and interventional pain

Cons

  1. Detailed clinical information about diseases & conditions requires registration
  2. Content primarily aimed toward medical professionals
  3. Specific topics can be difficult to locate via navigation bar
  4. Advertisements for specific treatments on each page
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Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Haymarket Media Group, a privately held London-based media company

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Videos, slideshows, news, protocol charts, database of pain management drugs

Languages: English

Contact: Editor.ClinicalPainAdvisor@HaymarketMedia.com

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