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Research Article

How Well Do Clinical Pain Assessment Tools Reflect Pain in Infants?

  • Rebeccah Slater mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: r.slater@ucl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anne Cantarella,

    Affiliation: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Linda Franck,

    Affiliation: Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Judith Meek,

    Affiliation: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria Fitzgerald

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 24, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050129

About the Authors

Rebeccah Slater, Maria Fitzgerald
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Anne Cantarella, Judith Meek
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Linda Franck
Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: r.slater@ucl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RS, JM, and MF conceived of and designed the study. RS, AC, and JM were involved in the acquisition of data. RS, AC, LF, JM, and MF analysed the data. RS, JM, and MF interpreted the data. RS, AC, LF, JM, MF revised the manuscript for critically important intellectual content. JM and MF obtained funding.