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Reproduction and Ordering Information
Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

The FACES scale may be reproduced for clinical/research use as it appears in the following publications:

  1. Hockenberry MJ, Wilson D: Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, ed 8, St. Louis, 2007, Mosby.
  2. Hockenberry MJ, Wilson D: Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, ed 8, St. Louis, 2005, Mosby.
  3. Wilson D, Hockenberry MJ: Wong’s Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, ed 7, St. Louis, 2008, Mosby.

Complimentary copies of the FACES scale are available from:

Purdue Pharma, L. P.
One Stamford Forum
Stamford, CT 06901-3431
Phone: (800)733-1333 or (203) 588-5000, ext. 7314

The Reference Manual for the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale describes the development and research (validity, reliability, and preference) of the scale, including several unpublished studies. It is available for a nominal fee ($5 US funds) from:

City of Hope National Medical Center
City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: (626)359-8111 ext. 63829
Fax: (626)301-8941
Website: prc.coh.org

The Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale pins may be ordered for $5.00 each. Order forms are available from:

Linda A. Toth
Post Office Box 2984
Sanford, North Carolina 27331
Fax: (919)498-3993

Permission to reproduce the FACES scale is required only if it is to be included in copyrighted material, such as an article or a book, or an agency's forms. Use the online permission form

Downloads of the FACES scale
The instructions for the FACES scale may be copied and pasted from your browser; the graphic may be taken from one of the following files. If you need another format, if these files are too large for you, or if you have any other difficulties reproducing the scale, please let us know what we can do to help. You must follow the terms of use when reproducing the FACES scale.

An Example of Usage

We appreciate your comments regarding the use of the Wong/Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale, especially the results of any research you have conducted with the scale.
- Donna L. Wong, PhD, RN, PNP, CNP FAAN
- Connie M. Baker, MS, CLS

September 2008