Validity of a verbally administered numeric rating scale to measure cancer pain intensity.

@article{Paice1997ValidityOA,
  title={Validity of a verbally administered numeric rating scale to measure cancer pain intensity.},
  author={Judith A Paice and Fred L. Cohen},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={88-93}
}
The ability to quantify pain intensity is essential when caring for individuals in pain in order to monitor patient progress and analgesic effectiveness. Three scales are commonly employed: the simple descriptor scale (SDS), the visual analog scale (VAS), and the numeric (pain intensity) rating scale (NRS). Patients with English as a second language may not be able to complete the SDS without translation, and visually, cognitively, or physically impaired patients may have difficulty using the… CONTINUE READING

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