SOCRATES (mnemomic for pain diagnosis)


New Member
English - England

I'm a medical student in the UK and am making a tutorial on medical French for a project. I was wondering if anyone knows of a mnemonmic used in France to help remember which questions to ask if a patient comes in in pain? We use SOCRATES (site, onset, character, radiation, associated sx, timing, exacerbating factors, severity).

Even if it's not a mnemonic, just something equivalent!

Thank you!
  • Kecha

    Senior Member
    French (France)
    LITHIASE (Localisation, Intensité, Type, Horaire, Irradiation, signe Associé, Soulagé ou aggravé par, Evolution et traitement précédent) seems to fit the bill.

    From here which you might find useful.