The Wong-Baker pain FACES scale measures pain, not fear.

Author
Garra, Gregory · Singer, Adam J · Domingo, Anna · Thode, Henry C Jr
Published 2013-01
Journal Pediatric emergency care
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Abstract

The Wong-Baker FACES pain rating scale (WBS) is preferred by parents and patients for reporting pain severity. However, it is speculated that the "no hurt" and "hurts worst" anchors confound pain measurement with nonnociceptive states. The objective of our study was to determine if fear confounds reporting of pain severity on the WBS. We hypothesized that the WBS would correlate with a psychometrically different pain severity scale (the visual analog scale [VAS]) and not correlate with a fear measure, the Child Medical Fear Scale (CMFS).

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Title
The Wong-Baker pain FACES scale measures pain, not fear.
Author
Garra, Gregory · Singer, Adam J · Domingo, Anna · Thode, Henry C Jr
Published
2013-01
Year
2013
Journal
Pediatric emergency care
Type
Research Article
Language
eng
PMID
23283256
Keywords*
Fear · Pain · Diagnosis · Psychology · Pain Measurement · Methods · Measures · Face

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