Validation of the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale (INRS): a pain assessment tool for nonverbal children with intellectual disability.

@article{Solodiuk2010ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale (INRS): a pain assessment tool for nonverbal children with intellectual disability.},
  author={Jean C Solodiuk and Jennifer Scott-Sutherland and Margie Meyers and Beth Myette and Christine S Shusterman and Victoria E. Karian and Sion Kim Harris and Martha A Q Curley},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={231-6}
}
Clinical observations suggest that nonverbal children with severe intellectual disability exhibit pain in a wide variety yet uniquely individual ways. Here, we investigate the feasibility and describe the initial psychometrics properties of the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale (INRS), a personalized pain assessment tool for nonverbal children with intellectual disability based on the parent's knowledge of the child. Parents of 50 nonverbal children with severe intellectual disability… CONTINUE READING