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Table 1 Behavioral Pain Scale, Critical Care Pain Observation Tool, Behavioral Pain Scale and Critical Care Pain Observation Tool combination

From: Accuracy of Critical Care Pain Observation Tool and Behavioral Pain Scale to assess pain in critically ill conscious and unconscious patients: prospective, observational study

BPS score CPOT score BPS and CPOT combination score
Facial Expression Facial Expression
Relaxed 1 Relaxed, neutral 0 1
Partially Tightened 2 Tense 1 3
Fully tightened
Grimacing
3 or 4 Grimacing 2 5 or 6
Upper Limb Movement Body Movement Muscle Tension
No movement 1 Absence of movements 0 Relaxed 0 1
Partially bent 2 Protection 0 or 1 Tense, rigid 0 or 1 3 or 4
Fully bent with finger flexion
Permanently retracted
3 or 4 Restlessness 0, 1, or 2 Very tense, or rigid 0, 1, or 2 5, 6, 7, or 8
Ventilator Compliance Ventilator Compliance
Tolerating movement 1 Tolerating ventilator 0 1
Coughing but tolerating for the most of time 2 Coughing but tolerating 1 3
Fighting ventilator
Unable to control ventilation
3 or 4 Fighting ventilator 2 5 or 6
  1. The table shows the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) (first column), the Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) scores (second column), and the BPS and CPOT combination score (third column). The individual BPS and CPOT scores for each raw were summed. The BPS and CPOT combination score was obtained from the individual BPS and CPOT combination score from each raw. This combined BPS and CPOT score ranges from 3 to 20