Comparison between the Visual Analog Scale and the Numerical Rating Scale in the perception of esthetics and pain
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2017
Author(s): Sofia Rosas, Maria Paço, Carolina Lemos, Teresa Pinho
BackgroundPain is an unpleasant, emotional, and sensorial experience. Esthetics and pain express perceptions or sensations that are subjective and personal, but non-consensual, between professionals and patients. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) are simple methods to evaluate such subjective phenomena.ObjectiveTo verify whether a concordance exists between VAS and NS in the perception of esthetics and pain.