A qualitative analysis of how parents assess acute pain in young children

Loopstra, Candice, Strodl, Esben, & Herd, David (2015) A qualitative analysis of how parents assess acute pain in young children. Health Psychology Open, 2(1), pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

An accurate and comprehensive pain assessment is crucial for adequate pain management in pre- and early verbal children during painful medical procedures. This study used an inductive approach to explore the processes involved in parental pain assessment and to develop a new model of Parental Assessment of Acute Child Pain. Participants were 19 parents of children aged under 3 years who had previously or were potentially about to experience an intravenous cannula or nasogastric tube insertion. Parental affect regulation, while witnessing their child in acute pain/distress, appeared to be critical to the processes involved in assessing their child’s pain.

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ID Code: 80210
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: affect regulation, assessment, grounded theory, parent, pediatric pain
DOI: 10.1177/2055102914566290
ISSN: 2055-1029
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 22:45
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 00:12

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