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Defense and Veteran's Pain Rating Scale
The Department of Defense launched a pain rating scale for use in hospitals to better assess pain in patients. The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale improves older pain assessment techniques by measuring not only the intensity of pain but its impact on daily function as well. The scale combines a 0-10 pain scale with facial expressions and colors to express pain intensity. The scale adds supplementary questions to determine the effects of pain on a patient’s daily functions like activity, sleep, mood and stress. (Courtesy graphic)

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