Comparative prospective evaluation of the responsiveness of single-item pediatric pain-intensity self-report scales and their uniqueness from negative affect in a hospital setting.

@article{Connelly2010ComparativePE,
  title={Comparative prospective evaluation of the responsiveness of single-item pediatric pain-intensity self-report scales and their uniqueness from negative affect in a hospital setting.},
  author={Mark Connelly and Kathleen L Neville},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1451-60}
}
UNLABELLED Evaluating pain in verbal children in the hospital setting is done primarily through serial assessments of pain intensity using single-item measures. However, little remains known about intensity scales' relative responsiveness and uniqueness from negative affect in this clinical setting. In the present study, a total of 411 assessments using 3 common pediatric pain intensity measures (the Faces Pain Scale-Revised, a verbally presented numeric rating scale, and a visual analog scale… CONTINUE READING

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