Measuring Pain in Aphasia: The Reliability and Validity of the PACSLAC-D Observational Scale

March 1, 2019

Self-report pain scales are the most common way to assess pain in stroke patients with aphasia. The use of self-report pain scales in patients with aphasia is challenging due to communication or cognitive problems. A feasible, reliable and valid instrument to assess pain in patients with aphasia is yet not available. The aim of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Severe Dementia-Dutch version (PACSLAC-D) in stroke patients with and without aphasia.