use of an alternative pain scale

  1. A hospital I worked at once used an alternative scale to rate patient's pain that related to a 0-10 scale to better help nurses narrow it down. It used descriptive terms to better express to the patient the difference in pain on the 0-10 scale such as nagging/uncomfortable(4) or intense, dreadful (8). Is there a name for this specific method?
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