Pain: assessment, management and treatment
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Pain: assessment, management and treatment book
The measurement of pain is a difÞcult issue, due in part to the subjective nature of the pain experience discussed earlier. It is important to be able to measure and assess pain, however, so that it can be controlled and managed. For example, in deciding whether a particular intervention has been successful in reducing pain, pre-and post-treatment measures are usually compared. The following techniques have been used to measure pain (see Brannon and Feist, 1997 for a more extensive review).