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pain scale

An assessment tool used to measure the intensity of a patient's discomfort.
See: Numerical Rating Scale; visual analog scale
See also: scale

pain scale

an objective value of subjective pain; value (between 0 and 10) is ascribed by the patient to the pain experience, where 0 = no pain at all, and 10 = worst pain experienced/imaginable; used to note pain in relation to daily activities, or document pain changes over a period of time (e.g. a week or month) in relation to a specific therapeutic interventions
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Development and preliminary psychometric testing of the centrality of pain scale.
A Modified Behaviour Pain Scale (MBPS) measure based on crying, facial grimacing and body movements (Ipp et al, 2007) was used (Table 1).
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Appendices offer a list of resources, a pain scale and sample pain diary, a guide to analgesics, and simple exercises for the hands and arms.
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Subjects' perceived pain evaluations on the Gracely Pain Scale (0-20 scale) were analyzed with a general linear model performed on the log transformed data.