Validity and sensitivity of visual analogue scales in young and older healthy subjects

Brian Tiplady, Stephen H. Jackson, Vivienne M. Maskrey, Cameron G. Swift

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Previous findings from studies on the acute effects of drugs indicate that older subjects report less change on visual analogue scales than do younger subjects, when the observed drug effects on objective performance measures are as great or greater.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalAge and Ageing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Discrimination Learning
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results

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