Pain measurement. An overview of two commonly used methods

Anesthesiol Rev. Nov-Dec 1992;19(6):11-5.


Two pain-measurement tools in particular have gained widespread acceptance by clinicians who work in the area of pain management: the visual analogue scale and the McGill Pain Questionnaire. The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly both of these methods and to consider some of their strengths, weaknesses, and applications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Pain / psychology
  • Pain Management*
  • Pain Measurement / methods*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires