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DISCLAIMER Certain commercial entities, equipment, or material may be identified in this document in order to describe a concept adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, nor is it intended to imply that these entities, materials, or equipment are necessarily(More)
Hospitalized children frequently receive inadequate pain assessment and management despite substantial evidence to support effective pediatric pain practices. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a multidimensional knowledge translation intervention, Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ), on procedural pain practices and(More)
Moving from pediatric to adult healthcare is a time of stress and opportunity for adolescents with special healthcare needs (ASHCN) and their families. With over 90% of children with special healthcare needs surviving into young adulthood, there is an increasing imperative to actively engage youth in preparing for the adult system (Betz and Smith 2011; Pai(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how well therapeutic randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP) met the CONSORT criteria as compared to pediatric trials in the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology (JCCP), which served as a control. METHODS Nine trials were found in JPP and 19 clinical trials were retrieved from JCCP.(More)
The aim of this study was to systematically review the psychometric properties, interpretability and feasibility of self-report pain intensity measures for children and adolescents for use in clinical trials evaluating pain treatments. Databases were searched for self-report measures of single-item ratings of pain intensity for children aged 3-18 years. A(More)
In many countries timely access to care is a growing problem. As medical costs escalate health care resources must be prioritized. In this context there is an increasing need for benchmarks and best practices in wait-time management. The Canadian Pain Society struck a Task Force in December 2005 to identify benchmarks for acceptable wait-times for treatment(More)
UNLABELLED This study evaluates the construct validity (including sensitivity to change) of the numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain intensity (I) and unpleasantness (U) and participant pain scale preferences in children/adolescents with acute postoperative pain. Eighty-three children aged 8 to 18 years (mean = 13.8, SD = 2.4) completed 3 pain scales(More)
OBJECTIVE Critically appraise research evidence on effectiveness of internet self-management interventions on health outcomes in youth with health conditions. METHODS Published studies of internet interventions in youth with health conditions were evaluated. Electronic searches were conducted in EBM Reviews-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials,(More)
BACKGROUND The goals of this study were to examine the trajectory of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) over the first year after surgery and to identify acute postsurgical predictors of CPSP. METHODS Eighty-three children aged 8-18 years (mean 13.8, standard deviation 2.4) who underwent major orthopedic or general surgery completed pain and(More)