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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.4

Survey of Pain Attitudes (SOPA)
Survey of Pain Attitudes (SOPA) Technology

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Description: The Survey of Pain Attitudes (SOPA) is designed to assess attitudes and beliefs about pain that play a key role in a patient`s adjustment and treatment. The SOPA can be used in a variety of testing situations, including pretreatment screening to determine treatment necessity, pretreatment and post-treatment to determine treatment effectiveness, and periodic reevaluations to document treatment progress. Results generate a score report, allowing clinical staff to interpret the relationship between patients` pain-related beliefs and their pain coping strategies.

Data collected by this software is stored on the user`s local drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.4
Decision Date: 04/21/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PAR, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/21/2020).