Recent Submissions to DalSpace

  • Canadian Pain Society position statement on pain relief 

    JH, Watt-Watson, AJ Clark, GA Finley, and CPN Watson. 1999. "Canadian Pain Society position statement on pain relief." Pain Research & Management 4(2): 75-78.
    The present report outlines key requirements that are central to helping patients manage pain effectively. Although current standards are available as guides for practice, the prevalence of pain suggests that many health ...
  • Action Research: Developing a Pediatric Cancer Pain Program in Jordan 

    Finley, G. A., Paula Forgeron, and Maha Arnaout. 2008. "Action Research: Developing a Pediatric Cancer Pain Program in Jordan." Journal of pain and symptom management 35(4): 447-454.
    No abstract available.
  • Why children's pain matters 

    Finley, G. A., L. S. Franck, R. Grunau, and C. von Baeyer. 2005. "Why children's pain matters." Pain: Clinical Updates 13(4): 16.
    No abstract available.
  • A Delphi study to identify indicators of poorly managed pain for pediatric postoperative and procedural pain 

    Twycross, A. M., J. Maclaren Chorney, P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, et al. 2013. "A Delphi study to identify indicators of poorly managed pain for pediatric postoperative and procedural pain." Pain research & management : the journal of the Canadian Pain Society = journal de la societe canadienne pour le traitement de la douleur 18(5): 68-74.
    BACKGROUND: Adverse health care events are injuries occurring as a result of patient care. Significant acute pain is often caused by medical and surgical procedures in children, and it has been argued that undermanaged ...
  • Pediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practices: an observational study 

    Twycross, A., G. A. Finley, and M. Latimer. 2013. "Pediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practices: an observational study." Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN 18(3): 189-201.
    PURPOSE: This study was an in-depth examination of pediatric postoperative pain care. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participant observational data were collected on the care of 10 children. Particular attention was paid to actions ...
  • Practices of anesthesiologists to alleviate anxiety in children and adolescents in Canada 

    Wright, K. D., G. A. Finley, D. J. Lee, M. Raazi, et al. 2013. "Practices of anesthesiologists to alleviate anxiety in children and adolescents in Canada." Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie 60(11): 1161-1162.
    No abstract available.
  • When are parents helpful? A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence for pediatric anesthesia 

    Wright, K. D., S. H. Stewart, and G. A. Finley. 2010. "When are parents helpful? A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence for pediatric anesthesia." Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie 57(8): 751-758.
    PURPOSE: To examine the utility of parental presence to alleviate anxiety in a narrow age range of children undergoing outpatient surgery. We hypothesized that parental presence would lower anxiety scores as measured by ...
  • Preliminary validation of an observational pain checklist for persons with cognitive impairments and inability to communicate verbally 

    Breau, L. M., P. J. McGrath, C. Camfield, C. Rosmus, et al. 2000. "Preliminary validation of an observational pain checklist for persons with cognitive impairments and inability to communicate verbally." Developmental medicine and child neurology 42(9): 609-616.
    To obtain a preliminary validation of the Non-Communicating Children's Pain Checklist for individuals with an inability to communicate verbally, 32 caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairments aged 3 to 44 years ...
  • Prevention and intervention strategies to alleviate preoperative anxiety in children: a critical review 

    Wright, K. D., S. H. Stewart, G. A. Finley, and S. E. Buffett-Jerrott. 2007. "Prevention and intervention strategies to alleviate preoperative anxiety in children: a critical review." Behavior modification 31(1): 52-79.
    Preoperative anxiety (anxiety regarding impending surgical experience) in children is a common phenomenon that has been associated with a number of negative behaviors during the surgery experience (e.g., agitation, crying, ...
  • Prospective diary study of nonpainful and painful phantom sensations in a preselected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs 

    Wilkins, K. L., P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, and J. Katz. 2004. "Prospective diary study of nonpainful and painful phantom sensations in a preselected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs." The Clinical journal of pain 20(5): 293-301.
    OBJECTIVE: To prospectively study factors associated with the occurrence of phantom sensations and pains in a pre-selected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs. DESIGN: Prospective diary study ...
  • Phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain in child and adolescent amputees 

    Wilkins, K. L., P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, and J. Katz. 1998. "Phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain in child and adolescent amputees." Pain 78(1): 7-12.
    OBJECTIVE: To provide a better understanding of the prevalence, correlates and quality of phantom sensations and phantom pain in child and adolescent amputees. DESIGN: Retrospective survey study. SETTING: Recruitment through ...
  • Low-concentration morphine infusion does not compromise packed red blood cell transfusion 

    Wozniak, E., G. A. Finley, K. C. Dooley, and D. R. Barnard. 2001. "Low-concentration morphine infusion does not compromise packed red blood cell transfusion." Journal of pain and symptom management 22(2): 668-671.
    Regulations currently prohibit co-administration (through the same line) of red blood cell transfusions with continuous morphine infusions for pain management, resulting in additional intravenous access or interrupted ...
  • Nurses' aims when managing pediatric postoperative pain: Is what they say the same as what they do? 

    Twycross, A., and G. A. Finley. 2014. "Nurses' aims when managing pediatric postoperative pain: Is what they say the same as what they do?." Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN 19(1): 17-27.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' aims when managing postoperative pain and whether reported aims reflect actual practices. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participant observation was used to collect data ...
  • Children's and parents' perceptions of postoperative pain management: a mixed methods study 

    Twycross, A., and G. A. Finley. 2013. "Children's and parents' perceptions of postoperative pain management: a mixed methods study." Journal of clinical nursing 22(21-22): 3095-3108.
    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore children's and parents' perceptions about the quality of postoperative pain management. BACKGROUND: Children continue to experience moderate to severe pain postoperatively. Unrelieved pain ...
  • Caregivers' beliefs regarding pain in children with cognitive impairment: relation between pain sensation and reaction increases with severity of impairment 

    Breau, L. M., J. MacLaren, P. J. McGrath, C. S. Camfield, et al. 2003. "Caregivers' beliefs regarding pain in children with cognitive impairment: relation between pain sensation and reaction increases with severity of impairment." The Clinical journal of pain 19(6): 335-344.
    OBJECTIVES: To determine whether caregivers of children with cognitive impairment (CI) have systematic beliefs regarding the pain of this special group of children and whether these beliefs are related to their general ...
  • Sedation, risk, and safety: do we really have data at last? 

    Polaner, D. M., C. S. Houck, M. A. Rockoff, T. J. Mancuso, et al. 2001. "Sedation, risk, and safety: do we really have data at last?." Pediatrics 108(4): 1006-1008.
    No abstract available.
  • Pediatric pain: prevalence, assessment, and management in a teaching hospital 

    Linhares, M. B., F. N. Doca, F. E. Martinez, A. P. Carlotti, et al. 2012. "Pediatric pain: prevalence, assessment, and management in a teaching hospital." Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas / Sociedade Brasileira de Biofisica ...[et al.] 45(12): 1287-1294.
    The goal of this study was to examine the prevalence, assessment and management of pediatric pain in a public teaching hospital. The study sample consisted of 121 inpatients (70 infants, 36 children, and 15 adolescents), ...
  • Relation between pain and self-injurious behavior in nonverbal children with severe cognitive impairments 

    Breau, L. M., C. S. Camfield, F. J. Symons, J. W. Bodfish, et al. 2003. "Relation between pain and self-injurious behavior in nonverbal children with severe cognitive impairments." The Journal of pediatrics 142(5): 498-503.
    OBJECTIVES: To explore whether self-injurious behavior (SIB) alters pain expression in children with severe cognitive impairments and the relation between SIB and chronic pain. STUDY DESIGN: Caregivers of 101 nonverbal ...
  • Epidemiology and management of painful procedures in children in Canadian hospitals 

    Stevens, B. J., L. K. Abbott, J. Yamada, D. Harrison, et al. 2011. "Epidemiology and management of painful procedures in children in Canadian hospitals." CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne 183(7): 403-10.
    BACKGROUND: Children being cared for in hospital undergo multiple painful procedures daily. However, little is known about the frequency of these procedures and associated interventions to manage the pain. We undertook ...

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