Screening and Assessment Instruments


This guide provides:

  • Substance use assessment instruments for use at initial patient evaluation
  • Risk assessment instruments for use at initial patient evaluation and to screen for risk of opioid abuse
  • Ongoing monitoring instruments to identify substance use problems in patients taking controlled substances for chronic pain
  • Pain and functioning assessment instruments for use at initial evaluation or during ongoing monitoring
  • Mental health screening instruments for identification of comorbid conditions
  • Which assessment instruments to use with the majority of your patients and which to use for select patients