Pain assessment

Content provided by Dr. Sing-Ong, Lee, Director of Department of Anesthesiology, Hsinchu Cathay General Hospital

How does the doctor evaluate my pain?

Pain is subjective. Doctors will rate your pain out of 10. 0 means no pain, 10 means severe pain. The patient is asked to fill in the form and the doctor will do the assessment.

In clinical pain control assessment, doctors will mainly focus on patients' subjective feelings in principle. Secondly, anesthesiologists will observe the patient's heart rate and blood pressure for further analysis and then apply appropriate pain relief methods.(courtesy of Dr. Xinen Li, Department of Anesthesiology, Cathay General Hospital)