Cut points for mild, moderate, and severe pain on the VAS for children and adolescents: What can be learned from 10 million ANOVAs?

@article{Hirschfeld2013CutPF,
  title={Cut points for mild, moderate, and severe pain on the VAS for children and adolescents: What can be learned from 10 million ANOVAs?},
  author={Gerrit Hirschfeld and Boris Zernikow},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={2626-2632}
}
Cut points that classify pain intensity into mild, moderate, and severe levels are widely used in pain research and clinical practice. At present, there are no agreed-upon cut points for the visual analog scale (VAS) in pediatric samples. We applied a method based on Serlin and colleagues' procedure (Serlin RC, Mendoza TR, Nakamura Y, Edwards KR, Cleeland CS. When is cancer pain mild, moderate or severe? Grading pain severity by its interference with function. PAIN(®) 1995;61:277-84) that was… CONTINUE READING

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