Parent-reported pain in non-verbal children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

  • Subhashini Jayanath, Lai Choo Ong, Mary Joseph Marret, Aishah Ahmad Fauzi
  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, October 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12943

Parent-reported pain in non-verbal children with CP.

What is it about?

Parents of non-verbal outpatients (aged 2 - 20 years) answered questions about their perceptions about their children's pain. They also completed questionnaires about their own well-being. A high frequency of pain was reported. Older children and adolescents and those with more severe physical disability had more intense pain. Intensity of pain was not associated with parental factors.

Perspectives

Subhashini Jayanath
University of Malaya

Prevalence of pain in this group was not modified by sociodemographic background or parental psychosocial factors. Thus, perceived pain possibly transcends these factors. By exploring the factors that are associated with perceived pain, it is hoped that better pain management can be achieved for this group of patients.

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