The Faces Pain Scale is a self-report measure of pain intensity developed for children and older adults to make it possible to score the sensation of pain on the widely accepted 0-to-10 metric. It is easy to administer and requires no equipment except for the photocopied faces (image below).

How to do the test?

  1. Explain the test to the care recipient

"These faces show how much something can hurt. This face [point to left-most face] shows no pain. The faces show more and more pain [point to each from left to right] up to this one [point to right-most face] that hows very much pain."

2. Ask the care recipient to show the face that shows how much it hurt

3. Score the chosen face

0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10, counting left to right, so "0" equals "No pain" and "10" equals "Very much pain."

This information will help you and the care network take the best care decisions. Do not hesitate to refer to this test measures when explaining a worrying situation to your GP or nurse.

The Birdie Care team is also always available to help you with advice or to guide you through this process.

With love and Care,

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