SOCRATES (mnemomic for pain diagnosis)


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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!
  • 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.