PAIN SCALE

a standardized rating scale for judging the act of encountering pain. It might take the shape of oral self-depiction, numerical ranking, or graphical descriptions of faces.

PAIN SCALE: "Pain scales are often used in labor and delivery for women in labor to easily describe the increasing or decreasing severity of their pain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PAIN SCALE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pain-scale/ (accessed May 31, 2020).
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