COLDSPACharacter, Onset, Location, Duration, Severity, Pattern and Associated Factors (illness assessment)
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(19) Pain descriptive tools such as the verbal descriptor scale (VDS) and the mnemonic COLDSPA can be used to assess the patient's pain.
(2) If the person is presenting to the health service for the first time, then an 'investigating a presenting concern framework' such as PQRST or COLDSPA should be used.