Assessment and Monitoring of Pain

  • Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Acute pain assessment:
    1. (a)

      Visual analogue scale is equally effective as numeric rating scale and verbal categorical rating scale (VRS).

    2. (b)

      Faces pain scale is well validated.

    3. (c)

      Assessment of pain during mobilisation is more effective for pain control than at rest.

    4. (d)

      Mechanical allodynia is assessed by von frey filaments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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