Quantification of the pain intensity is essential for someone experiencing pain (eg. to report level of pain to others, for monitoring treatment effectivenes, etc.) or when caring for persons with the acute or chronic pain. Most pain assessments are done in the form of self-reporting or observational (for non-verbal persons unable to provide self-report) pain rating scales.
This application provides some of the most used, validated and widely accepted pain assessment and rating scales. Featured are self-reporting and observational scales for pain assessment in infant, children, adults, demented persons, ICU patients and persons experiencing chronic or low-back pain:
– Pieces Of Hurt Tool (Poker Chip Tool)
– horizontal and vertical Numerical Rating Scale (NRS-11)
– Numerical 11 Point Box Scale (BS-11)
– horizontal and vertical Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)
– Color Analogue Scale (CAS)
– Faces Rating Scale (FRS)
– Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS)
– Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability scale (FLACC)
– Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia scale (PAINAD)
– Chronic Pain Grade Scale (CPGS)
– Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)
– Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ)
Each scale is equipped with short description, instructions for use, scoring methodology, interpretation of results and references.
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