Spanish Pain Visual Numeric
Por favor marque en la escala de abajo el número que mejor describa la intensidad de su dolor durante la última semana:
The score is the number circled or histogram marked (radio buttons below the numbers are used on the Internet version). Scores range from 0 to 10, with the higher score indicating more pain. If two consecutive numbers are circled, score the higher (more pain) number, if two non-consecutive numbers are circled, do not score.
Tested on 317 Spanish-speaking subjects.
Source of Psychometric Data
Stanford/El Paso Border Diabetes Project. Study reported in Lorig KR, Ritter PL, Jacquez A. Outcomes of Border Health Spanish/English Chronic Disease Self-management Programs. The Diabetes Educator 2005; 31(3):401-409.
This scale is a modified version of the visual analog scale. We found that this scale is easier for subjects to use, resulting in less missing and unclear responses. The psychometrics were done on a print black-and-white version of the scale above, which is printed in the PDF version of this page (see link on the bottom of this page). We have used these anchor phrases and a variation, "el dolor más fuerte imaginable " (pain as bad as could be), for the right-hand anchor. We have used "demasiado dolor" (severe pain)" for some time, in order to keep phrases for pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath scales consistent.
González VM, Stewart A, Ritter P, & Lorig K, Translation and validation of arthritis outcome measures into Spanish. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 38, 1995, pp.1429-1446. (above psychometrics not reported in this article)
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