In addition to patient history and physical exam, single- and multidimensional scales are used to better characterize patients' pain. An example of a multidimensional pain scale is the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ), a four-part assessment designed to measure the sensory, affective, and evaluative aspects of pain and pain intensity in adults with chronic pain. A short-form version is comprised of two subscales and 15 words (11 sensory and four affective) from the original MPQ.
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Cite this: Shaheen E. Lakhan. Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic, Nociceptive, and Mixed Pain - Medscape - Jan 14, 2022.