Advertisement

 

 

Validation of the Italian version of the Non-Communicating Children’s Pain Checklist-Postoperative Version.

Validation of the Italian version of the Non-Communicating Children’s Pain Checklist-Postoperative Version.
Author Information (click to view)

Zanchi C, Massaro M, Ferrara G, Montico M, D'Osualdo F, Rutigliano R, Taddio A, Vecchi Brumatti L, Cozzi G, Barbi E,


Zanchi C, Massaro M, Ferrara G, Montico M, D'Osualdo F, Rutigliano R, Taddio A, Vecchi Brumatti L, Cozzi G, Barbi E, (click to view)

Zanchi C, Massaro M, Ferrara G, Montico M, D'Osualdo F, Rutigliano R, Taddio A, Vecchi Brumatti L, Cozzi G, Barbi E,

Advertisement
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Italian journal of pediatrics 2017 08 2243(1) 75 doi 10.1186/s13052-017-0388-2
Abstract
BACKGROUND
This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the Non-Communicating Children’s Pain Checklist-Postoperative version (I-NCCPC-PV).

METHODS
The original NCCPC-PV version was translated into Italian following the guidelines for "the translation, adaptation, and validation of instruments or scales for cross-cultural healthcare research". We tested the Italian NCCPC-PV version (I-NCCPC-PV) in 40 children (3-18 years of age) with severe to profound Intellectual Disability and no verbal communication. Each child’s behavior was observed by a parent or caregiver and by an external observer in a quiet situation and a painful one. They independently assessed the child’s level of pain using the translated Italian version of the NCCPCPV (I-NCCPC-PV).

RESULTS
The results from 80 assessments showed that children’s behavioral signs differed significantly between painful and calm situations (p < 0.001). The inter-rater reliability was poor in a quiet condition (ICC 0.62) and fair in a painful situation (ICC 0.77). The inter-rater agreement was good in both calm and painful conditions (72.50% and 77.50% respectively). CONCLUSION
The Italian version of the NCCPC-PV (I-NCCPC-PV) can be used for pain assessment in children with Intellectual Disability who lack verbal communication.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

fourteen − 6 =

[ HIDE/SHOW ]