Evaluation of reliability, validity, and preference for a pediatric pain intensity scale: the Catalan version of the faces pain scale – revised

  title={Evaluation of reliability, validity, and preference for a pediatric pain intensity scale: the Catalan version of the faces pain scale – revised},
  author={Jordi Mir{\'o} and Anna Huguet},
&NA; The main objective of this research was to determine the initial psychometric properties of the Faces Pain Scale – Revised (FPS‐R) as a measure of pain intensity for use with Catalan children and adolescents. Results of the Catalan version of this scale (FPS‐R‐C) are similar to those obtained with the original instrument. In order to assess the validity and reliability of the FPS‐R‐C, two different samples were studied. The first sample contained 124 hospitalized children and adolescents… Expand

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