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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
PIMENTA, Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos and TEIXEIRA, Manoel Jacobsen. Adaptation of McGill questionnaire to portuguese language. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 1996, vol.30, n.3, pp. 473-483. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62341996000300009.
Pain is a multidimensional and subjective experience. The developing instruments for the assessment of the multiple components of pain is necessary for the compreension of the suffering, to delimate therapeutic programs and to evaluate their efficacy. The McGill pain questionnaire has been considered the best instrument to assessment the sensitive-discriminative, affective-motivational and cognitive avaliative dimensions of pain. The aim of this study is to present the adaptation of McGill to portuguese language.
Keywords : Pain; Chronic pain; Pain Assessment; Pain instruments; Pain measurement; McGill Pain Questionnaire.