Abbey Pain Scale

You can use this scale to measure how much pain you or someone else are experiencing.

Q1. Vocalisation eg: whimpering, groaning, crying.
Q2. Facial Expression eg: looking tense, frowning, grimacing, looking frightened.
Q3. Change in Body Language eg: fidgeting, rocking, guarding part of body, withdrawn.
Q4. Behavioural Change. eg: increased confusion, refusing to eat, alteration in usual patterns.
Q5. Physiological Change eg: temperature, pulse or blood pressure outside normal limits.
Q6. Physical Changes eg: skin tears, pressure areas, arthritis, contractures, previous injuries.


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