An informant-based tool that attempts to measure pain in people with late-stage dementia. Tool items:
2. Facial expression
3. Change in body language
4. Behavioral change
5. Physiological change
6. Physical change
Each item is leveled on a four-point scale for severity.
See reference for more information.
Abbey J. et al. The Abbey Pain Scale. A 1-minute numerical indicator for people with late-stage dementia. Int J Palliat Nurs 2004;10(1), 6-13.