McGill Pain Questionnaire
Words that describe the sensory qualities of the experience in terms of temporal, spatial, pressure, thermal, and other properties
Words that describe affective qualities in terms of tension, fear, and autonomic properties that are part of the pain experience
Evaluative words that describe the subjective overall intensity of the total pain experience
Each class comprises several subclasses, which contain a group of words that are considered by most subjects to be qualitatively similar (Melzack and Torgerson 1971).
In addition to the list of pain descriptors, the questionnaire contains descriptors of the overall present...
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