Journal article

A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of the Modified Behavioral Pain Scale (MBPS)

Dianne J Crellin, Franz E Babl, Nick Santamaria, Denise Harrison

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

PROBLEM: Clinicians and researchers require a valid way to assess procedural pain experienced by infants and children. The Modified Behavioral Pain Scale (MBPS) has been used to assess immunisation pain. However, it is unknown whether it is valid for this purpose and whether use can be extended to other procedures. The aim of this study was to rigorously assess evidence addressing the psychometric properties of this scale and to provide recommendations for its use. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Psychometric evaluation studies reporting feasibility, reliability, validity, or utility data for the MBPS applied to children (birth to 18years) and randomised controlled trials (RCT) using the MBPS were inc..

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