The measurement of procedural burn pain and anxiety in paediatric burns : the new BOPAS method

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Rode, Heinz en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Jenny en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Albertyn, Rene en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-26T19:35:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-26T19:35:31Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Albertyn, R. 2002. The measurement of procedural burn pain and anxiety in paediatric burns : the new BOPAS method. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8788
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The assessment of pain and anxiety in South Africa is complicated by language barriers, cultural differences, socio-economic difficulties and delayed cognitive development. The high number of paediatric burn injuries (annually 2000) treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, the need to accurately assess pain and drug efficacy and the current lack of specifically designed methods to do so, led to the development of the Burn Observational Pain and Anxiety Scale (BOPAS). This scale is believed to be the first of its kind and was designed to measure both pain and anxiety in burned children. The aim of this study was: - To develop an observational pain and anxiety scale that can overcome ianguage barriers by excluding patient involvement in the assessment process. - To develop a scale that can differentiate between pain and anxiety during wound care procedures. - To develop a method that facilitates the translation of nominai information into numerical data. - To develop a scale that can evaluate drug and dose efficacy. A total of 105 chiidren, (M = 65, F = 40) aged 2-12 (average age 6.8 years), admitted for minor to moderate burn injuries to the Burns Unit of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, were included in the sample. Five different consecutive studies varying between explorative and quasi-experimental were conducted to determine different levels of validity and reliability. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Paediatric Surgery en_ZA
dc.title The measurement of procedural burn pain and anxiety in paediatric burns : the new BOPAS method 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 Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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