Pain Research and Management

Pain Research and Management / 2009 / Article

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Volume 14 |Article ID 915302 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/915302

Jennifer N Stinson, "Improving the Assessment of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Harnessing the Potential of Electronic Diaries", Pain Research and Management, vol. 14, Article ID 915302, 6 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/915302

Improving the Assessment of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Harnessing the Potential of Electronic Diaries

Abstract

Current methods for evaluating chronic pain in children suffer from methodological problems. Real-time data capture approaches using electronic diaries have been proposed as a new standard for pain measurement. However, there is limited information available regarding the development, feasibility and validity of these approaches in children. The present paper reviews problems with current measures; rationale for developing real-time data capture approaches using electronic diaries; mechanics of developing electronic pain diaries; current evidence regarding their usability, feasibility and validity; and discusses future directions for research in this area.

Copyright © 2009 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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