This research was supported in part by a grant from NINCDS, NS-15235.
Assessing the Reactive as Well as the Sensory Component of Headache Pain
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 218–221, September 1981
How to Cite
Andrasik, F., Blanchard, E. B., Ahles, T., Pallmeyer, T. and Barron, K. D. (1981), Assessing the Reactive as Well as the Sensory Component of Headache Pain. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 21: 218–221. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1981.hed2105218.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: January 14, 1981
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The traditional numerical scale used for measuring headache intensity was compared with an adjectival scale developed by Tursky (1976) designed to assess both the intensity and reactive components of the pain experience. As predicted Tursky's intensity adjectives correlated highly with the numerical ratings of intensity whereas all correlations involving the affective adjectives were significantly lower in magnitude. These results support the hypothesis that Tursky's procedure measures two different aspects of pain and suggest that research would profit from the incorporation of similar multi-component self-report measures.