Faces Pain Scale - Revised version (FPS-R)

Hicks CL; von Baeyer CL; Spafford PA; van Korlaar I; Goodenough B

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Basic description

  • Published in 2001
  • The revision is based on the FPS, which contained seven faces (1990)

Hicks CL; von Baeyer CL; Spafford PA; van Korlaar I; Goodenough B

FPS-R © 2001, International Association for the Study of Pain. All rights reserved.
To obtain self-reports of pain intensity in children
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Psychological Phenomena
  • Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for Canada
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Hicks CL, von Baeyer CL, Spafford P. The Faces Pain Scale – Revised: Toward a common metric in pediatric pain measurement. Pain 2001;93:173-183 (PubMed abstract)

Bieri D, Reeve R, Champion GD. The Faces Pain Scale for the self-assessment of the severity of pain experienced by children: Development, initial validation and preliminary investigation for ratio scale properties. Pain, 1990;41:139-150 (Full Text Article)

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Hicks CL; von Baeyer CL; Spafford PA; van Korlaar I; Goodenough B

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  • English for Canada


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