FALL14-DSC325-LEC1B - STATISTICS FOR MGMT DECISIONS Scales...

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STATISTICS FOR MGMT DECISIONS Scales of Measurements Lec-1 B On Measuring Pain – An example of the Ordinal Scale The two ends of the scale, zero and ten, are the two possible extremes. To use the scale, first determine if your pain is Minor, Moderate, or Severe. Then look at the levels within that group and select the one the comes closest to describing your level of pain. Comparative Pain Scale 0 No pain. Feeling perfectly normal. Minor Does not interfere with most activities. Able to adapt to pain psychologically and with medication or devices such as cushions. 1 Very Mild Very light barely noticeable pain, like a mosquito bite or a poison ivy itch. Most of the time you never think about the pain. 2 Discomforting Minor pain, like lightly pinching the fold of skin between the thumb and first finger with the other hand, using the fingernails. Note that people react differently to this self-test. 3 Tolerable Very noticeable pain, like an accidental cut, a blow to the nose causing a bloody nose, or a doctor giving you an injection. The pain is not so strong that you cannot get used to it. Eventually, most of the time you don't notice the pain. You have
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