The clinimetric properties of the COMFORT scale: A systematic review.

@article{Maaskant2016TheCP,
  title={The clinimetric properties of the COMFORT scale: A systematic review.},
  author={Jolanda M. Maaskant and Paulien A. M. A. Raymakers-Janssen and Esther S. Veldhoen and Erwin G Ista and Cees Lucas and Hester Vermeulen},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1587-1611}
}
The COMFORT scale is a measurement tool to assess distress, sedation and pain in nonverbal paediatric patients. Several studies have described the COMFORT scale, but no formal assessment of the methodological quality has been undertaken. Therefore, we performed a systematic review to study the clinimetric properties of the (modified) COMFORT scale in children up to 18 years. We searched Central, CINAHL, Embase, Medline, PsycInfo and Web of Science until December 2014. The selection, data… CONTINUE READING