Parents and practitioners are poor judges of young children's pain severity.

  title={Parents and practitioners are poor judges of young children's pain severity.},
  author={Adam John Singer and Janet Gulla and Henry C. Thode},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={9 6},
OBJECTIVE Visual analog pain scales are reliable measures in older children and adults; however, pain studies that include young children often rely on parental or practitioner assessments for measuring pain severity. The authors correlated patient, parental, and practitioner pain assessments for young children with acute pain. METHODS This was a prospective, descriptive study of a convenience sample of 63 emergency department patients aged 4-7 years, with acute pain resulting from acute… CONTINUE READING
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