Measuring Pain

Measuring Pain

Get an overview of the many assessments and pain rating scales that healthcare professionals use to develop a better understanding of the origins and nature of your pain.

Measuring Pain

Patient Comfort Assessment

Included here is a downloadable assessment form that doctors often use to help create a more complete picture of your pain, including questions regarding the effectiveness of pain medications you've taken, side effects of these medications, and the effect your pain has had on your mood, general activity, and other parts of your life. You might find it helpful to complete the form and take it along to your next doctor's visit.

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Multiple-Language Pain Assessment Scales

An easy-to-use pain assessment scale from 0 to 10 to describe your pain, with 0 representing no pain and 10 representing terrible pain. Downloadable scales are provided in several languages, including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Japanese.

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Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

This scale features a series of faces your patient can choose from that graphically depict his or her pain. The first face shows no pain (0) and the last face shows the most severe pain (10).

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Numeric Pain Intensity and Pain Distress Scales

Two separate but similar scales, the numeric pain intensity and pain distress scales enable you to gauge pain intensity and distress on a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain imaginable/unbearable pain).

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Brief Pain Inventory

This short yet thorough form lets you rate how pain affects various aspects of daily life, such as sleep, mood, enjoyment of life, relationships, normal work, and more.

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Memorial Pain Assessment Scale

This assessment card allows you to rate your pain on four scales: mood, pain description, pain severity, and relief.

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Patient & Caregiver Pain Tracking Kit

Download all of the useful pain tracking PDF tools in a single file. Kit includes:

  • Records for keeping track
  • Pain management log
  • Daily pain diary

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