The perioperative validity of the visual analog anxiety scale in children: a discriminant and useful instrument in routine clinical practice to optimize postoperative pain management.

@article{Bringuier2009ThePV,
  title={The perioperative validity of the visual analog anxiety scale in children: a discriminant and useful instrument in routine clinical practice to optimize postoperative pain management.},
  author={Sophie Bringuier and Christophe Dadure and Olivier Raux and Amandine Dubois and M. -C. Picot and Xavier Capdevila},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={737-44}
}
BACKGROUND Because children's anxiety influences pain perception, perioperative anxiety should be evaluated in clinical practice with a unique, useful, and valid tool to optimize pain management. In this study, we evaluated psychometric properties of the visual analog scale (VAS)-anxiety for children and to study its perioperative relevance in clinical practice. METHODS One hundred children scheduled for elective surgery and general anesthesia were included. VAS-anxiety was measured at four… CONTINUE READING

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