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DSM staff profile

Anupa Pathak

PositionPhD student
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBachelor of Physiotherapy(Hons)
Research summaryImproving the uptake of outcome measures in Nepal
Teaching
  • Part-time Demonstrator at School of Physiotherapy
  • Tutor for CHMC311 and CMHC211 papers
Memberships
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)
  • International Association for Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Graduate Women (Otago)

Research

My PhD research focuses on understanding barriers and facilitators to the use of outcome measures among Nepalese physiotherapists, and adapting the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) for use with patients with low literacy.

Publications

Sánchez-Rodríguez, E., Ferreira-Valente, A., Pathak, A., Solé, E., Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., & Miró, J. (2021). The role of perfectionistic self-presentation in pediatric pain. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 18, 591. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020591

Sharma, S., Correia, H., Pathak, A., Terwee, C. B., Abbott, J. H., Maharjan, R., … Jensen, M. P. (2021). Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of Nepali versions of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS®) pain intensity, pain interference, pain behavior, depression, and sleep disturbance short forms in chronic musculoskeletal pain. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02745-6

Pathak, A., Sharma, S., Heinemann, A. W., Stratford, P. W., Ribeiro, D. C., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). Development and assessment of a verbal response scale for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in a low-literacy, non-western population. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02640-0

Sharma, S., Jha, J., Pathak, A., & Neblett, R. (2020). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the central sensitization inventory (CSI). BMC Neurology, 20, 286. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-01867-1

Jensen, M. P., Castarlenas, E., Roy, R., Tomé Pires, C., Racine, M., Pathak, A., & Miró, J. (2019). The utility and construct validity of four measures of pain intensity: Results from a university-based study in Spain. Pain Medicine, 20(12), 2411-2420. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny319

Journal - Research Article

Sánchez-Rodríguez, E., Ferreira-Valente, A., Pathak, A., Solé, E., Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., & Miró, J. (2021). The role of perfectionistic self-presentation in pediatric pain. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 18, 591. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020591

Sharma, S., Correia, H., Pathak, A., Terwee, C. B., Abbott, J. H., Maharjan, R., … Jensen, M. P. (2021). Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of Nepali versions of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS®) pain intensity, pain interference, pain behavior, depression, and sleep disturbance short forms in chronic musculoskeletal pain. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02745-6

Pathak, A., Sharma, S., Heinemann, A. W., Stratford, P. W., Ribeiro, D. C., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). Development and assessment of a verbal response scale for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in a low-literacy, non-western population. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02640-0

Sharma, S., Jha, J., Pathak, A., & Neblett, R. (2020). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the central sensitization inventory (CSI). BMC Neurology, 20, 286. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-01867-1

Jensen, M. P., Castarlenas, E., Roy, R., Tomé Pires, C., Racine, M., Pathak, A., & Miró, J. (2019). The utility and construct validity of four measures of pain intensity: Results from a university-based study in Spain. Pain Medicine, 20(12), 2411-2420. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny319

Sharma, S., Pathak, A., Jha, J., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Socioeconomic factors, psychological factors, and function in adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain from rural Nepal. Journal of Pain Research, 11, 2385-2396. doi: 10.2147/jpr.S173851

Pathak, A., Sharma, S., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). The utility and validity of pain intensity rating scales for use in developing countries. PAIN Reports, 3(5), e672. doi: 10.1097/pr9.0000000000000672

Sharma, S., Pathak, A., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Connor Davidson resilience scales in individuals with chronic pain. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(1), 56. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0884-0

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Journal - Research Other

Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., Pathak, A., Sharma, S., Pokharel, M., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). State of clinical pain research in Nepal: A systematic scoping review. PAIN Reports, 4, e788. doi: 10.1097/pr9.0000000000000788

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