Neonatal Facial Coding System for assessing postoperative pain in infants: item reduction is valid and feasible

Jeroen W B Peters, Hans M Koot, Ruth E Grunau, Josien de Boer, Marieke J van Druenen, Dick Tibboel, Hugo J Duivenvoorden

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to: (1). evaluate the validity of the Neonatal Facial Coding System (NFCS) for assessment of postoperative pain and (2). explore whether the number of NFCS facial actions could be reduced for assessing postoperative pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-63
Number of pages11
JournalThe Clinical journal of pain
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Peters, J. W. B., Koot, H. M., Grunau, R. E., de Boer, J., van Druenen, M. J., Tibboel, D., & Duivenvoorden, H. J. (2003). Neonatal Facial Coding System for assessing postoperative pain in infants: item reduction is valid and feasible. The Clinical journal of pain, 19(6), 353-63.