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ERIC Number: EJ1074984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Pain Assessment in Children with Special Needs: A Review of the Literature
Quinn, Brenna L.; Seibold, Esther; Hayman, Laura
Exceptional Children, v82 n1 p44-57 Oct 2015
Challenges in assessing the pain of children with special needs are created by the differing abilities of these students to self-report pain presence and intensity. This article reports the results of a literature review examining methods of pain assessment for children with special needs. The authors note the need to foster partnerships with parents and educators when assessing pain in difficult-to-assess students, and identify research priorities, including: obtaining perspectives of school nurses and parents on child perception of pain and challenges encountered during the assessment process, including educators in research, identifying current assessment practices used by school-based caregivers, and including a broader population of children with special needs in pain assessment research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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