Interrater reliability of the COMFORT Scale.

@article{Bear2006InterraterRO,
  title={Interrater reliability of the COMFORT Scale.},
  author={Lora A Bear and Peggy Ward-Smith},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={427-34}
}
Pain assessment of the critically ill sedated patient is a challenge. Children who are critically ill may be unable to articulate pain, and they may have a decreased level of consciousness as a result of their disease state and/or analgesic and sedation medications. The COMFORT Scale (Ambuel, Hamlett, & Marx, 1990) can be used to assess psychological distress of critically ill children. This non-experimental comparison study evaluated the interrater (interobserver) reliability of the COMFORT… CONTINUE READING