APPENDIX 2

R. Melzack's Short-Form Pain Questionnaire (Nipple Pain Scale)

SF-MPQ (Nipple-Pain Scale)
None: 0Mild: 1Moderate: 2Severe: 3
Throbbing
Shooting
Stabbing
Sharp
Cramping
Gnawing
Hot burning
Aching
Heavy
Tender
Splitting
Tiring or exhausting
Sickening
Fearful
Punishing cruel
  • Evaluative: 0 = no pain; 1 = mild pain; 2 = discomforting; 3 = distressing; 4 = horrible; 5 = excruciating.

  • Total score (0–50): ___.