The use of children's free drawings in assessing the presence of paediatric pain

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Angless, Teresa M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Albertyn, Rene en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-04T16:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-04T16:38:59Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Albertyn, R. 1996. The use of children's free drawings in assessing the presence of paediatric pain. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17461
dc.description Bibliography: pages 113-118. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study aims to investigate the use of hospitalized children's free drawings to assess the presence of post-operative pain in patients where language barriers previously prevented the use of existing pain assessment methods. This research involved 50 children ages 6 - 13 years, mostly from impoverished families, treated at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. The design is exploratory-descriptive in nature. The methodology was to collect drawings (110) on admission, after surgery (described as minor to moderate), when the children were expected to be experiencing pain, and also on discharge from hospital. These drawings were compared for picture content and children's responses to a combination of two scales developed and tested elsewhere (Word Graphic Scale and the Pain Ladder Scale), in an attempt to devise an alternative route to gauge subjective pain through drawings. Parental (44) and respondent (6) interviews provided information on parental reaction to children when in pain, and patient pain behaviour. Evidence suggests that children's free drawings can be successfully used in assessing the presence of pain but not the intensity thereof, and are recommended for use in the treatment process. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Work en_ZA
dc.subject.other Paediatric Surgery en_ZA
dc.subject.other post-operative pain en_ZA
dc.subject.other pain assessment methods en_ZA
dc.title The use of children's free drawings in assessing the presence of paediatric pain en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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