Evaluating Severity – Clinical assessment

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General questions to ask

  • How would you rate the severity of your pain out of 10?
  • Were the symptoms persistent or episodic?
  • How often would they occur ?
  • How did it affect what you could normally do?
  • How did it affect your mobility or independence?
  • Did the symptoms affect your sleep?

Specific questions on functional impairment

Did it affect

Continue on to more specific enquiries to quantify severity based on organ system involved

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