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VAS Scale

Visual analogue scales (VAS’s) can be used for subjective ratings of emotion or other sensations such as pain. This is a handy VAS scale in the style of a thermometer which can be used for symptom rating.

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Description

Visual analogue scales (VAS’s) can be used for subjective ratings of mood, emotion, distress, or other sensations such as pain. Clients simply rate the intensity of the sensation on a scale from 0 – 100, or on whatever scale has been agreed. This is a handy VAS Scale in the style of a thermometer which can be used for symptom rating. The original version of this worksheet was submitted by Paul McQueen.