Pain assessment in younger and older pain patients: psychometric properties and patient preference of five commonly used measures of pain intensity.

@article{Peters2007PainAI,
  title={Pain assessment in younger and older pain patients: psychometric properties and patient preference of five commonly used measures of pain intensity.},
  author={Madelon M L Peters and Jacob Patijn and Inge E Lam{\'e}},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={601-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the psychometric properties and preference for five different pain intensity scales (horizontal visual analog scale [VAS], vertical VAS, Box-11, Box-21, and verbal descriptor scale) across different age groups. DESIGN Chronic pain patients rated their present, average, weakest, and strongest pain on five different scales, and indicated scale preference. SETTING Outpatient pain facility. RESULTS The number of mistakes on all scales increased with increasing age, and the… CONTINUE READING

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