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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63

Brief pain inventory scale: An emerging assessment modality for orofacial pain


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, MMISR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ruchika Khanna
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-5333.155167

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Pain is an emotional experience almost experienced by almost every one of us. Since the pain can neither be seen nor measured, it poses a challenge to the patient as well as the clinician in understanding its complicated nature and the best way of managing it. There is no simple method of pain evaluation due to its subjective nature. However, comprehensive approaches for its evaluation exists, of which most common pain scale used are visual analog scale, Mc-Gills questionnaire, brief pain inventory (BPI) to name a few. We have tried to highlight the various advantages of the BPI scale over the other pain scales and to emphasize an improved instrument, which can be used as a promising modality for the assessment of orofacial pain.


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