Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pain scales

I think pretty anyone reading this knows about those somewhat annoying pain scales where a medical professional asks you to rate your pain on a 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain you can imagine). The scales have been created after years of research that validate the accuracy of the method and the Joint Commission expects to see it when they accredit your medical facility. There is also the pain scale with faces for children, non-English speaking people and those who find it easier to describe using a visual. The face pain scale has also been scientifically proven to be accurate.

Recently, I read a blog that a woman wrote making up her own pain scale, which was pretty funny and a friend of mine sent me another person's personal pain scale. I'm thinking about making my own "how I feel each day" 1-10 scale that fits me. What do you think?