Affective and evaluative descriptors of pain in the McGill pain questionnaire: Reduction and reorganization
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The language of pain offers important clues to a person's pain and suffering, as repeatedly emphasized by Merskey and colleagues. ¹ˉ³ The first systematic method of assessing pain by verbal descriptors was the McGill Pain Quesyionnaire (MPQ), now the most widely used instrument in pain research and practice.
¹ˉ³ See notes in book.