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McGill Pain Scale for Pain Assessment

McGill Pain Questionnaire


Updated September 03, 2009

McGill Pain Scale for Pain Assessment
NIH/Warren Grant Magnusen Clinical Center
The McGill Pain Questionnaire consists of groupings of words that describe pain. The person rating their pain ranks the words in each grouping. Some examples of the words used are tugging, sharp and wretched.

Once the person has rated their pain words, the administrator assigns a numerical score, called the Pain Rating Index.

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