The construction of a pain intensity verbal rating scale in Chinese.

@article{Chung1999TheCO,
  title={The construction of a pain intensity verbal rating scale in Chinese.},
  author={Joanne W. Y. Chung and C H Wong and Jing Yang and Teresa Kit-Man Wong},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Sinica},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={65-71}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the growing interest of developing multidimensional scales, the use of unidimensional scales in assessing clinical pain is popular for its simplicity, efficiency and ease of administration. The purposes of this study were: first, to explore the pain intensity descriptors used among Chinese. Second, it was to construct a verbal rating scale for pain assessment. METHODS It consisted of two stages. Stage One was a cross-sectional descriptive survey to explore the pain… CONTINUE READING