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).