Comparative responsiveness of verbal and numerical rating scales to measure pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.

@article{Chien2013ComparativeRO,
  title={Comparative responsiveness of verbal and numerical rating scales to measure pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.},
  author={C-W Chien and Karl Singh Bagraith and Asaduzzaman Khan and Michael Deen and Jenny Strong},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1653-62}
}
UNLABELLED Verbal rating scale (VRS) and numerical rating scale (NRS) are regularly used to assess and monitor pain in chronic pain patients. Although the NRS has been generally preferred, limited comparative responsiveness evidence was reported. This study compared the responsiveness of VRS and NRS measuring current pain and investigated the influence of different references (ie, worst, least, average, and current pain or their composite) on the NRSs' responsiveness. Two hundred fifty-four… CONTINUE READING