Calculator for Assessment of Pain in Nonverbal elderly
Definition of Assessment of Pain in Nonverbal elderly
Behavioral assessment of pain in the non-communicating elderly. (before and during treatment)
- It is used in the second intention after the failure of the self-assessment. It avoids an underestimation of pain by making it possible to detect, quantify and monitor the evolution of the patient's pain.
- It is a quick scale that allows repeated and close measurements.
Interpretation of the result: Assessment of Pain in Nonverbal elderly
The scale includes 8 items with 5 response modalities rated from 0 to 4. Each level represents an increasing degree of pain and is exclusive of the others for the same item. The total score, therefore, varies from 0 (no pain) to 32 (total pain).
The only but essential precaution is to score the “Observation before treatment” dimension really before the treatment and not from memory after it. There would then be contamination of the second dimension on the first. Painful scoring has no restrictive framework: you can score at any time.