ARCHETYPE Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) (openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.visual_analogue_scale.v1)

ARCHETYPE IDopenEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.visual_analogue_scale.v1
ConceptVisual Analogue Scale (VAS)
DescriptionVisual analogue scales (VAS) are psychometric response scales used to measure subjective characteristics or attitudes.
UseUse to record the subjective well-being, if a self-defined VAS or a not yet modelled VAS is used. This archetype represents a generic VAS. If you are using a standardised VAS, that is already modelled (like the VAS for pain), use the dedicated archetype. This archetype allows to use an individual scale by defining an individual minimum, maximum or a stepwidth. Furthermore the verbal definition of the minimum and maximum can be set by the instructor individually as well.
MisuseNot to be used to record the measurement of pain. Therefore use the dedicated archetype of rating pain. The VAS for pain can be obtained from the following publication: Carlsson A. Assessment of chronic pain. I. Aspects of the reliability and validity of the visual analogue scale. Pain 1983; 16: 87-101.
PurposeTo record a subjective well-being in an easy handling manner. Visual analogue scales (VAS) are psychometric response scales used to measure subjective characteristics or attitudes and have been used in the past for a multitude of disorders, as well as in market research and social science investigations, among others.
References
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AuthorsAuthor name: Mareike Joseph
Organisation: Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of TU BS and Hannover Medical School
Email: joseph.mareike@mh-hannover.de
Date originally authored: 2022-04-04
Other Details LanguageAuthor name: Mareike Joseph
Organisation: Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of TU BS and Hannover Medical School
Email: joseph.mareike@mh-hannover.de
Date originally authored: 2022-04-04
OtherDetails Language Independent{licence=This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/., custodian_organisation=HiGHmed, references=, original_namespace=org.highmed, original_publisher=HiGHmed, custodian_namespace=org.highmed, MD5-CAM-1.0.1=7A590D4D4727C8970DEB0BDAA2CAED18, build_uid=1508601a-3cbb-4af0-9653-7f3ad807461c, revision=1.0.2}
KeywordsVAS, visual, analogue, analog, scale, rating, subjective, well-being
Lifecyclepublished
UID9ce6fafe-52bf-468c-9132-d554adb957eb
Language useden
Citeable Identifier1246.145.1739
Revision Number1.0.2
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