Assessment of the face validity of two pain scales in Kenya: a validation study using cognitive interviewing

@inproceedings{Huang2012AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the face validity of two pain scales in Kenya: a validation study using cognitive interviewing},
  author={Kristin T. L. Huang and Claudio Owino and Rachel Christine Vreeman and Mildred Hagembe and Festus Njuguna and R. Matthew Strother and Gregory P. Gramelspacher},
  booktitle={BMC palliative care},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Patients in sub-Saharan Africa commonly experience pain, which often is un-assessed and undertreated. One hindrance to routine pain assessment in these settings is the lack of a single-item pain rating scale validated for the particular context. The goal of this study was to examine the face validity and cultural acceptability of two single-item pain scales, the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R), in a population of patients on the medical, surgical… CONTINUE READING
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