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2022 Mar 14

J Pediatr Nurs

Psychometric properties of a self-assessment fear scale in children aged 4 to 12 years. Scary Scale.


Thurillet S, Bahans C, Wood C, Bougnard S, Labrunie A, Messager V, Toniolo J, Beloni P, Fourcade L
J Pediatr Nurs. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35300885.


Caregivers encounter difficulties differentiating fear and pain experienced by children and tend to interpret what children may feel, often resulting in inadequate pain management. While many pain self-assessment scales are available, there is no validated self-assessment fear scale for children.