Article abstract: Introduction: The McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ) was recognized as a valid and useful instrument for moderate to severe chronic or acute pain in all sorts of painful health problems and was translated to different languages. Although, recently the short form of McGill pain questionnaire is recommended, but translated and validated only in two languages (English And French), so this study is carried out to evaluate short form (MPQ) in primi gravid women that referred to Fatemiyeh hospital
Methods : 140 nulliparuse women with single pregnancy, cephalic presentation and spontaneous labor who referred to the Fatemiye hospital, enrolled in this study. None of them received pharmacologic and any pharmacologic pain relief methods in labor unit. Pain intensity in the first and second stage of labor was determined in sequence with verbal numeric analog scale and short form McGill pain questionnaire. This questionnaire was included 11and 4 components related to sensory and affective pain rating in index (PRI), respectively.Visual analog scale (VAS) and evaluative overall intensity of total pain experience (six components) (no pain until excruciating) were filled in second stage of labor.
Results: Mean intensity of pain according to short form MPQ was 35.9 (from 59 scales). No one of the sample study had throbbing pain. The most pain was related to severe pain and fearful from sensory and affective pain rating (SPR and APR) scale in 90% and 44.3% of sample study respectively. 42% of women suffered from severe and excruciating pain in second stage of delivery.
Conclusion: None of the sample study suffered from thrombbing pain. Regards to the important of validation of short form (MPQ), designing research study with the large samples is recommended to confirm presence of this pain sensory component in this questionnaire.
Article keyWords: Short form McGill pain questionnaire- Primi gravid women.