You have indicated that you are interested in using the Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Rating Scale (FACES Scale) in research. Please read the following information and submit the form below. We will then contact you to discuss whether a licensing agreement will be necessary for your project. After permission is given or a licensing agreement is established, we will give you access to digital formats of our scale.
Following is a brief review of some of the basics about our scale:
- The FACES Scale is recommended for people ages three and older, not just for children.
- Our scale is a self-assessment tool for physical pain only. We do not give permission for use in measuring emotions, moods, comfort, etc.
- The patient needs to be able to understand the instructions and select a face that illustrates the pain he/she is experiencing. It should never be used with unresponsive patients or to compare the patient’s face to the scale to determine the level of pain.
- No modifications should be made to this scale without our expressed permission. We are intentional about not adding color to our scale because colors are so subjective. If you see a scale with color added, that is a copyright infringement.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions document.
Please complete the form below, and we will contact you regarding access to the scale.