Pain and fear ratings: clinical implications of age and gender differences.

@article{Carr1998PainAF,
  title={Pain and fear ratings: clinical implications of age and gender differences.},
  author={Thomas Daniel Carr and Kathleen L. Lemanek and Floyd Daniel Armstrong},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          305-13
        }
}
The study investigated the relationships among children's self-report of anticipatory pain and fear, physiological measures of distress, and previous medical experience in 62 outpatients during allergy skin testing. Younger (aged 3-7 years) and older (aged 8-12 years) children reported similar amounts of pain and fear. Girls reported more pain than boys. Older children and boys provided differential pain and fear ratings compared with younger children and girls. Younger children's self-report… CONTINUE READING
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