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The Psychometric Properties of the MBPS Scale Used to Assess Procedural Pain

The importance of assessing and managing procedural pain has gained increasing attention in recent years particularly as infants and children are frequently exposed to painful and distressing procedures as part of their health care. Although self-report is the accepted standard for pain assessment, infants and young children are developmentally unable to provide self-report. For this reason clinicians and researchers are reliant on proxy measures of pain intensity. Multidimensional observational pain scales have repeatedly been proposed as a viable option to support pain assessment in infants and children and >60 behavioral scales appear in the literature.

The Psychometric Properties of the MBPS Scale Used to Assess Procedural Pain

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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