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Table 2 Proportion of patients experiencing PI according to category of PMI scores and pain intensity

From: Negative pain management index scores do not necessarily indicate inadequate pain management: a cross-sectional study

pain intensity (NRS)/PMI PMI = 0 PMI = −1 PMI = −2 PMI = −3
NRS = 0
(no pain)
0 /128
(0%)
   
NRS = 1–4
(mild pain)
278/758
(36.7%)
339/1219
(27.8 %)
  
NRS = 5–6
(moderate pain)
30 /47
(63.8%)
191/282
(67.7%)
122/234
(52.1%)
 
NRS = 7–10
(severe pain)
480/572
(83.9%)
37/49
(75.5%)
156/205
(76.1%)
136/188
(72.3%)
Total 788/1505
(52.4%)
567/1550
(36.6%)
278/439
(63.3%)
136/188
(72.3%)
  1. Note: The numbers of each cell are shown, the denominator is the number of patients who experienced cancer pain, and the numerator is the number of patients who had pain interference due to cancer. NRS numerical rating scale. The numbers in this table are cumulative number because it contains Days 1–7 including patients who were discharged in fewer than 7 days