numeric pain scale

numeric pain scale

[n(y)o̅o̅mer′ik]
a pain assessment system in which patients are asked to rate their pain on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the worst pain they have experienced or could imagine.

nu·mer·ic pain scale

(nū-merik pān skāl)
A method by which patients may self-rate their level of pain with 0 as no pain and a 10 being the worst pain; some are available as printed samples so that patients may point to the level of pain for a health care worker.
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The intervention was conducted over eight weeks, and pain intensity was measured by a numeric pain scale at baseline and again at the end of eight weeks.
We attempted to assess overall pain control by reviewing all visits within the study year with numeric pain scale reports, patient description to physicians regarding degree of discomfort, and reports of activity level and functionality.
A quasi-experimental, pre-post study on three Dutch medical-surgical units demonstrated 345 RNs, who received education on pain management as a daily numeric pain scale, were more accurate in their pain assessment and documentation than a nonequivalent control group of 358 RNs (de Rond, de Wit, van Dam, & Muller, 2000).
Numeric Pain Scale and Visual Pain Scale as pain scores were assessed on the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh postoperative days and follow-up visits during the 2nd week, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th months after thoracotomy.
The patient assessment of pain intensity utilised a numeric pain scale (11-point scale with 0 = no pain to 10 = worst possible pain).
It standardized the use of the now familiar zero to 10 numeric pain scale.
Various scales are frequently used for measuring the intensity of pain like visual analogue scale (VAS), numeric pain scale (NPS), pain face scale (PFS), verbal pain scale (VPS) etc.
All patients completed a visual analog scale (VAS) and numeric pain scale prior to and after any intervention.
6-9) and the average initial numeric pain scale was 7.
complained of a pain level of 10 out of 10 on the numeric pain scale throughout her peri-umbilical region with tenderness and guarding noted upon palpation.
Pain was measured using the 0 to 10 numeric pain scale (0=no pain; 10=worst pain imaginable).
Based on numeric pain scales, 50% of TI-001 treated patients reported at least a 50% reduction in pain at 4 hours compared to 11% of placebo treated patients - a statistically significant difference.