|Pain Visual Analogue Scale|
|Other Names||Pain VAS|
|Where can it be found?||None provided, create your own by viewing the description below (further notes)|
|What permission is there||Public Domain|
"The VAS is a 10 cm long straight line, marked at each end with labels which anchor the scale. Vertical and horizontal presentations have been developed, although the horizontal version is the most common. In the context of pain, patients are asked to place a mark on the line at a point representing the severity of their pain where the anchors are ‘no pain’ and ‘pain as bad as it could be’ (labels vary between studies). Scores are noted in millimetres thus giving a total score range of 0–100 millimetres."
Kersten P, White PJ, Tennant A (2014) Is the Pain Visual Analogue Scale Linear and Responsive to Change? An Exploration Using Rasch Analysis. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99485.
|Where is the evidence of this permission kept?|
|Date last checked||02/05/2018|
|Date next checked||02/05/2021|
|Before use read:||About Tools and Measures|