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Pain Quality Assessment Scale (PQAS)
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Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Short Description of Instrument
The PQAS is a 20-item measure used for measuring neuropathic pain and features of pain associated with non-neuropathic pain. This scale rates the severity of pain on average during the past week.
Subscales range from 0 to 10 with 0 indicating no pain sensation and 10 indicating the most intense pain.
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Document last updated November 2020