Resources in the "Aspect of pain assessed (intensity, quality, etc.)" Category

Pain Body Map

Body map (pain drawing, manikin) to show locations of pain. Can be completed independently by most children over 8 years of age, or with adult assistance by younger children. From von Baeyer CL, Lin V, Seidman LC, Tsao JC, Zeltzer LK. Pain charts (body maps or manikins) in assessment of location of pediatric pain. Pain […]

Pain assessment

This comprehensive list of questions for providers to ask their patients in assessing pain levels was produced by Connecticut Children’s. Begins with standardized questions about pain type, location, duration etc, and behavioral assessments to be used in patients who cannot self report.

PQRST: pain assessment

PQRST is a widely-used mnemonic to remind clinicians of the aspects or domains of pain they need to assess. Google “PQRST pain” for many different presentations of this simple mnemonic.

Wong Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

A site containing all of the information for the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale.

Oucher Scales

A site containing all of the information for the Oucher Scales, including the various forms of the scale and user manual.


A reprint of the original COMFORT scale with instructions for use in a clinical setting.

Faces Pain Scale – Revised

The Faces Pain Scale – Revised (FPS-R) is a self-report measure of pain intensity developed for children. It shows a close linear relationship with visual analog pain scales across the age range of 4-16 years. It is easy to administer and requires no equipment except for the photocopied faces. The absence of smiles and tears […]