Efficient pain assessment in clinical settings.

@article{Gramling1992EfficientPA,
  title={Efficient pain assessment in clinical settings.},
  author={Sandra E. Gramling and Timothy R Elliott},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1992},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          71-3
        }
}
The need for efficient and practical assessment techniques of the multidimensional nature of chronic pain remains paramount in clinical settings. Visual analogue scales (VASs) and simple behavioral observation methods have been proposed as efficient, reliable, and valid measures of the subjective (sensory and affective) and overt behavioral aspects of the pain experience. The relationships among VASs and the UAB Pain Behavior Scale were examined among 48 chronic pain patients. Ratings of overt… CONTINUE READING
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