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Scale of Pain Intensity (SPIN)

The Scale of Pain Intensity (SPIN) screen is a simple six-point visual scale, designed to be used with either verbal or pictorial cues to assess pain intensity and location in patient with cognitive or communication problems.

It is quick to complete and can be used in many situations. It is particularly useful for use in assessing shoulder pain as part of the Shoulder Integrated Care Pathway.

It can be used alongside the Numbered Graphic Rating Scale (NGRS); the SPIN can be used with a multiplier of 2 to make it compatible with the NGRS.



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