Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Abbey Pain Scale

Purpose : Assessment of pain where correct self-evaluation of the pain intensity experienced is no longer possible mild or moderate cognitive impairment (often as a result of dementia or degenerative diseases).

Admin time :  5 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP or nurse


Content : The Abbey Pain Scale assessment is performed by a proxy-rater who observes the subject and evaluates the presence of eight pain-related behaviours from 0 to 3 – representing increasing presence of the behaviour in three sections.


Author :  Abbey J et al, 1998-2002

Copyright : free to use

Abbey Pain Scale

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This Tool is used in the Pain Assessment

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The Pain Assessment is one of 5 sub-domains of the  Medical Assessment

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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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