Validation of 2 pain scales for use in the pediatric emergency department.

@article{Bulloch2002ValidationO2,
  title={Validation of 2 pain scales for use in the pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Blake Bulloch and Milton Tenenbein},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={e33}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the construct, content, and convergent validity of 2 self-report pain scales for use in the untrained child in the emergency department (ED). METHODS A prospective study was conducted of all children who presented to an urban ED between 5 and 16 years of age inclusive after written informed consent was obtained. Children were excluded if they were intoxicated, had altered sensorium, were clinically unstable, did not speak English, or had developmental delays. Children… CONTINUE READING
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