visual analogue scale

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vis·u·al an·a·logue scale

(VAS) (vizh'ū-ăl an'ă-lawg skāl)
A graphic scale that helps a patient to quantify pain, depression, and other subjective and otherwise unmeasurable states or conditions.
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The Visual Analogue Scale for Anxiety (VAS-A) was performed to patients to assess the anxiety level.11 (0 being no anxiety to 10 being the highest anxiety level).
Logistic regression (dependent variable: presence of anxiety/depression in the EQ-5D-5L) and linear regression (dependent variable: total score in the EQ-5D-5L and Visual Analogue Scale of the EQ-5D-5L) Dependent variable: Total score Beta (CI 95%) p AUDIT score -0.25 (-0.01; -0.004) < .001 Sex (male) 0.05 (-0.20; 0.05) 0.372 Age 0.06 (-0.01; 0.02) 0.466 Studies (university vs.
Post operatively, we measured intraocular pressure (IOP), best corrected visual acuity and post operative patient discomfort using visual analogue scale (VAS).
Visual Analogue Scale Degree Appearance 0 Normal appearance 1 Minimal disparity barely noticeable from a short distance 2 Mild disparity noticeable, but with no disfigurement 3 Moderate disparity noticeable with mild disfigurement 4 Severe disparity with moderate disfigurement 5 Severe disfigurement Chart 1.
Pain was noted on visual analogue scale immediately after treatment and 6 hours after treatment.
Post operative pain was recorded using the visual analogue scale at 12 and 24 hours following surgery.
The mood state profile was analysed using a visual analogue scale and the state-trait anxiety inventory.
During the next hour, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to study blood flow in the brain, and a visual analogue scale was used to assess satiety, hunger, and fullness.
Changes of the followings were evaluated: visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, range of motion for the lumbar spine, Oswestry index, EuroQol-5D and Short Form-36 questionnaires.
On a 100-point Visual Analogue Scale, average pain scores dropped from 59 millimeters (mm.) to 44 mm.
Tablet diclofenac sodium (50 mg), Tablet lornoxicam (4 mg), visual analogue scale, patient information sheet, consent form (in vernacular language) were used for study.
The seventh edition features an appendix on pain assessment tools, including the Numeric Pain Intensity Scale, the Visual Analogue Scale, and the Wong/Baker FACES Rating Scale.

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