The Paediatric Pain Profile is a pain assessment tool for non-verbal children with severe and complex disability. The tool incorporates a validated 20-item behaviour rating scale with scores ranging from 0 to 60. In early studies, scores of 14 and over have been associated with moderate or worse pain. The tool emphasises the need for partnership between parent and professional in assessing and managing children’s pain.
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Translations into Urdu, Punjabi, Norwegian, Danish, Italian and German are also made available for download by licensed users. Some other language translations might be available from the authors. Please contact us using the button in the sidebar to enquire about other translations.
- Perry, Crichton, Goldman, Seers, Wisbeach, Hunt (2007), Development of the paediatric pain profile: role of video analysis and saliva cortisol in validating a tool to assess pain in children with severe neurological disability, J Pain Symptom Manage, 33(3), 276-289
- Moffat, Mastroyannopoulou, Crichton, Seers, Goldman, Hunt (2004), Clinical validation of the paediatric pain profile, Dev Med Child Neurol,, 46(1), 9-18
- Seers, Goldman, Mastroyannopoulou, Hunt (2003), Not knowing-the problem of pain in children with severe neurological impairment, Int J Nurs Stud, 40(2), 171-183
- Hunt (2001), Towards an understanding of pain in the child with severe neurological impairment. Development of a behaviour rating scale for assessing pain, University of Manchester, , Manchester
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