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Table 1 The Behavioral Pain Scale [15]

From: Comparison of different pain scoring systems in critically ill patients in a general ICU

Item Description Score
Facial expression Relaxed 1
  Partially tightened 2
  Fully tightened 3
  Grimacing 4
Upper limbs No movement 1
  Partially bent 2
  Fully bent with finger flexion 3
  Permanently retracted 4
Compliance with ventilation Tolerating movement 1
  Coughing but tolerating ventilation for most of the time 2
  Fighting ventilator 3
  Unable to control ventilation 4