Mini Suffering State Exam (MSSE)



The Mini Suffering State Exam (MSSE) is a relatively quick observational measure developed to assess pain for people with limited ability to communicate as well as the level of suffering a person may be in, which are associated with many late or end stage disease processes. The MSSE is composed of 10 items relating to the person’s characteristics, as well as the perception of his or her condition as interpreted by the clinician or caregiver. Each item is scored as either 0 (no) or 1 (yes) with totals ranging from 0 to 10. The MSSE can be completed in less than 10 minutes with higher scores reflecting higher degrees of suffering.

Jul 27, 2017 | Posted by in MEDICAL ASSISSTANT | Comments Off on Mini Suffering State Exam (MSSE)

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