Some of these tools are most suited for people of certain ages, while others are more useful for people who are highly involved in their own health care. Pain scale results can help guide the diagnostic process, track the progression of a condition, and more. There are at least 10 pain scales in common use, which are described below. Qualitative scales are especially useful in assessing your response to treatment because they can clearly define whether your pain has improved or worsened.

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The study also examined the reliability and validity of the Mankoski Pain Scale with the other three scales. Test-retest of the reliability was comparable for all the scales.

The findings indicate that the Mankoski Pain Scale is a valid and reliable tool for pain with veterans, and it was the preferred scale by veterans for use when describing pain. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Search: Search. Advanced Clipboard.

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