The development of an instrument to measure pediatric pain perception is presented. The Pediatric Pain Inventory is a projective instrument using 24 pictures representing potentially pain-evoking situations across four settings: medical, recreational, activities of daily living, and psychosocial. Reliability and validity statistics are reported, including alpha coefficients and item-subscale correlations. In addition, correlational and nonparametric data are presented relating to age differences, adult vs. child pain perceptions, and parental identification. Several potential uses of the instrument are suggested.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology