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FACES Pain Scale Revised (FPS-R)

Pain assessment tool used to assess pain intensity in persons who are able to self report but unable to use a numeric rating scale (NRS).

“The faces show how much pain or discomfort someone is feeling. The face on the left shows no pain.  Each face shows more and more pain and the last face shows the worst pain possible. Point to the face that shows how bad your pain is right NOW.”

Scoring:  Score the chosen face as 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10, counting left to right with 0= “no pain” and 10 ‘ “worst pain possible”

Used with permission from IASP; this figure may not be used or modified without express written consent from IASP.


FACES Pain Scale

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