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Geriatric Assessment Tools: Pain

Click on the name of the tool in the list below to access information about the tool. Click the "Open Tool" link under the name of the tool to launch an Adobe PDF file containing the tool with all necessary forms and instructions.

Brief Pain Inventory
Charles S. Cleeland, PhD
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Checklist of Nonverbal Pain Indicators
Karen S. Feldt, PhD, RN, CS, GNP
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Faces Pain Scale
Daiva Bieri et al.
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Functional Pain Scale
F.M. Gloth III, MD, CMD et al.
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Numeric Rating Scale
Keela A. Herr, RN, PhD and Linda Garand, RN, PhD, CS
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Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale
Victoria Warden, RN et al.
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Pain Thermometer
Keela A. Herr, RN, PhD and Paula R. Mobily, PhD, RN
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Verbal Descriptor Scale
Keela A. Herr, RN, PhD and Linda Garand, RN, PhD, CS
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Verbal Numeric Scale
Diane M. Young, MSN, RN et al.
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