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Neonatal pain assessment in Sweden - a fifteen-year follow up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20804461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that a systematic pain assessment increases the awareness of the need to treat and prevent pain, and most international and national neonatal pain guidelines state that pain assessment should be performed in a systematic way. National surveys show a wide variation in compliance to these guidelines.
METHODS: A survey to all Swedish neonatal units was performed in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, concerning the use of, and need for, pain assessment tools.
RESULTS: The number of units that tried to assess pain increased from 64% in 1993 to 83% in 2008. Forty-four per cent of these used a structured method in 2003, compared to three per cent in 1998. The most common pain indicator was facial actions.
CONCLUSION: The proportion of neonatal units that reported the use of a structured pain assessment tool has increased significantly from 1993 to 2008. There is a need for better evidence for the relation between the implementation of pain guidelines and the actual performance of pain assessment.
Authors:
Maria Gradin; Mats Eriksson;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  2011-05-03     Revised Date:  2011-05-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2010 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden. maria.gradin@orebroll.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pain Measurement / methods,  statistics & numerical data*,  utilization*
Sweden
Time Factors
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
H Lagercrantz / ; A Rane / ; L L Bergqvist / ; L Hellström-Westas / ; V Fellman / ; M Eriksson / ; J Schollin / ; R van Shaik / ; A Soetemont / ; J-P Osselaere / ; S Andersson / ; G Menon / ; R Carbajal / ; B van Overmeire / ; M Keller / ; E Boyle / ; K J S Anand /
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Acta Paediatr. 2011 May;100(5):789
Note: Tibboel, D [removed]; van den Anker, J [removed]

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