Faces Pain Scale - Revised Home
The Faces Pain Scale – Revised  (FPS-R) is a self-report measure of pain intensity developed for children. It was adapted from the Faces Pain Scale  to make it possible to score the sensation of pain on the widely accepted 0-to-10 metric. The scale shows a close linear relationship with visual analog pain scales across the age range of 4-16 years. It is easy to administer and requires no equipment except for the photocopied faces.
The absence of smiles and tears in this scale may be advantageous. It is particularly recommended for use with very young children. Numerical self-rating scales (0-10) can be used with most children older than 8 years of age , and behavioral observation scales are required for those unable to provide a self-report.
Faces Pain Scale – Revised, ©2001, International Association for the Study of Pain
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For clinical, educational, or research purposes, use of the FPS-R is free of charge, and permission for use is not needed, provided that the scale is not modified or altered in any way. Please download the FPS-R and instructions.
For reproduction of the FPS-R in a journal, book, or web page or for any commercial use of the scale, request permission here: FPS-R permission request. A nominal royalty payment may be required. Guidelines for captioning and reproduction of the scale will be provided with our response to the permission request.