A comparison of five pain assessment scales for nursing home residents with varying degrees of cognitive impairment.

@article{Closs2004ACO,
  title={A comparison of five pain assessment scales for nursing home residents with varying degrees of cognitive impairment.},
  author={Stephen Closs and Bridget M Barr and Michelle Briggs and Kathleen M. Cash and Kate Seers},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          196-205
        }
}
The aim of the study was to compare five different pain assessment scales for use with people with different levels of cognitive impairment who resided in nursing homes. The verbal rating scale, horizontal numeric rating scale, Faces pictorial scale, color analogue scale and mechanical visual analogue scale were presented in random order to 113 residents. Cognitive impairment was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination. The use of the verbal rating scale was the most successful with… CONTINUE READING

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