Concurrent validity of an electronic descriptive pain scale

Roger A. Scudds, David A. Fishbain, Rhonda J. Scudds

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The study objective was to assess the concurrent validity of the Electronic Descriptive Pain Scale (EDPS), a pain scale built into a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device. One hundred patients in an outpatient physiotherapy (PT) clinic participated (mean age 41.30 years, SD 13.95). Before and after a PT treatment, subjects rated their current pain intensity with the EDPS, a visual analogue scale, a numerical pain rating scale, and the McGill Pain Questionnaire's Present Pain Intensity. The results showed relatively high significant correlations between the EDPS and each of the other pain scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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