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Clinical applications of visual analogue scales: a critical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3078045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) provide a simple technique for measuring subjective experience. They have been established as valid and reliable in a range of clinical and research applications, although there is also evidence of increased error and decreased sensitivity when used with some subject groups. Decisions concerned with the choice of scoring interval, experimental design, and statistical analysis for VAS have in some instances been based on convention, assumption and convenience, highlighting the need for more comprehensive assessment of individual scales if this versatile and sensitive measurement technique is to be used to full advantage.
H M McCormack; D J Horne; S Sheather
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-20     Completed Date:  1990-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1007-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Pain Measurement
Psychological Tests*

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