- •The average contact hours teaching pain in physical therapy curricula was 31 hours.
- •The majority of schools that responded covered the science of pain, assessment, and management.
- •Less than 50% of respondents were aware of the Institute of Medicine report on pain or the International Association for the Study of Pain guidelines for physical therapy pain education.
- •61% of respondents believed that their students received adequate education in pain management.
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M.K.H.B. receives research support from the National Institutes of Health. K.A.S. receives research funding from Medtronic, Inc, Grunenthal, and National Institutes of Health, research supplies (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units/electrodes) provided by DJO, Inc, and royalties from IASP Press for book titled “Pain Mechanisms and Management for the Physical Therapist.” She is a member of the advisory panel for IASP Press and secretary for the American Pain Society. She served as a member of the Task Force to Develop Physical Therapy Pain Education Guidelines from the International Association for the Study of Pain and served on competency advisory committee for the Interprofessional Pain Management Competency Program.