Measuring chronic pain in children, an exploration

Joke A.M. Hunfeld, J C van der Wouden, E S den Deuwaarder, L W van Suijlekom-Smit, Hazebroek-Kampschreur

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The study focused on the feasibility and validity of pain instruments and the optimal period of diary registration for measuring chronic pain intensity of 13 children. Highly positive associations were found between the registration of pain on a Visual Analogue Scale and on the Postoperative Pain Measure for Parents. For children under medical treatment for chronic limb pain a one-week dairy registration suffices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-8
Number of pages3
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number3 Pt 2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Medical Records
  • Pain Measurement/methods
  • Pain, Postoperative/diagnosis
  • Pain/diagnosis
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Severity of Illness Index

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