'The most disgusting ever': children's pain descriptions and views of the purpose of pain.

@article{Kortesluoma2006TheMD,
  title={'The most disgusting ever': children's pain descriptions and views of the purpose of pain.},
  author={R L Kortesluoma and Merja Nikkonen},
  journal={Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={213-27}
}
This article examines an area of a larger research project, aimed at investigating hospitalized children's experiences of pain. Descriptions of pain and views regarding the purpose of four to 11-year-old children's pain were investigated. A total of 44 hospitalized children participated in the study. The data were collected by means of a qualitative interview with the children. Using qualitative content analysis, interviews were coded and categories identified. Participant descriptions aimed at… CONTINUE READING

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