Journal article

Content validation of a Critical Appraisal Tool for Reviewing Analgesia Studies (CATRAS) involving subjects incapable of self-reporting pain.

Leon N Warne, Stephan A Schug, Thierry Beths, Juliana T Brondani, Jennifer E Carter, B Duncan X Lascelles, Anthea L Raisis, Sheilah A Robertson, Paulo VM Steagall, Polly M Taylor, Ted Whittem, Sébastien H Bauquier

PAIN Reports | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction: This article reports the content validation of a Critical Appraisal Tool designed to Review the quality of Analgesia Studies (CATRAS) involving subjects incapable of self-reporting pain and provide guidance as to the strengths and weakness of findings. The CATRAS quality items encompass 3 domains: level of evidence, methodological soundness, and grading of the pain assessment tool. Objectives: To validate a critical appraisal tool for reviewing analgesia studies involving subjects incapable of self-reporting pain. Methods: Content validation was achieved using Delphi methodology through panel consensus. A panel of 6 experts reviewed the CATRAS in 3 rounds and quantitatively rat..

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