How Well Do Clinical Pain Assessment Tools Reflect Pain in Infants?

Rebeccah Slater, Anne Cantarella, Linda Franck, Judith Meek, Maria Fitzgerald.

This study evaluates whether the premature infant pain profile (PIPP) score correlates with the results given by near-infrared spectroscopy measuring cortical haemodynamic activity in 12 infants, aged 25–43 wk postmenstrual,  following a clinically required heel lance in 33 occasions. It shows that in 10 out of 33 occasions, the results did not correlate and concludes that pain in infants might be underevaluated.

PLoS Medicine; 5(6): e129, 24/06/2008

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Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.
Research article posted by: Rachael Lowe

Rachael Lowe is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Physiopedia. A physiotherapist and technology specialist Rachael has been working with Physiopedia since 2008 to create a resource that provides universal access to physiotherapy knowledge as well as a platform for connecting and educating the global physiotherapy profession.

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