Journal article

Development and validation of the Pediatric Anesthesia Behavior score - an objective measure of behavior during induction of anesthesia

Richard M Beringer, Rosemary Greenwood, Nicky Kilpatrick

Pediatric Anesthesia | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Measuring perioperative behavior changes requires validated objective rating scales. We developed a simple score for children's behavior during induction of anesthesia (Pediatric Anesthesia Behavior score) and assessed its reliability, concurrent validity, and predictive validity. METHODS: Data were collected as part of a wider observational study of perioperative behavior changes in children undergoing general anesthesia for elective dental extractions. One-hundred and two healthy children aged 2-12 were recruited. Previously validated behavioral scales were used as follows: the modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale (m-YPAS); the induction compliance checklist (ICC); the Pedi..

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