Childrens' and adolescents' use of diaries for sickle cell pain.

V. E. Maikler, M. E. Broome, P. Bailey, G. Lea

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ISSUES AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the characteristics of vaso-occlusive episodes, home management of pain and its impact on the daily activities, and a diary as a method of data collection. DESIGN AND METHODS: Forty-six adolescents and 75 children were asked to complete daily diaries during the intervention period of a larger study. RESULTS: Mild pain was recorded 95% of the time; moderate pain, 3%; and severe pain, 1%. The pattern and location of pain varied greatly. Adolescents used more interventions than did children. When pain intensity was mild, 80% of the children/adolescents maintained school, social, and home activities, but decreased play/sport activities. When pain intensity was high, they decreased their participation in all activities. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Sickle cell pain episodes are unpredictable and highly variable. Diaries can enhance children's and adolescents' documentation and communication about their pain experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Maikler, V. E., Broome, M. E., Bailey, P., & Lea, G. (2001). Childrens' and adolescents' use of diaries for sickle cell pain. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN, 6(4), 161-169.

Childrens' and adolescents' use of diaries for sickle cell pain. / Maikler, V. E.; Broome, M. E.; Bailey, P.; Lea, G.

In: Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2001, p. 161-169.

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Maikler, VE, Broome, ME, Bailey, P & Lea, G 2001, 'Childrens' and adolescents' use of diaries for sickle cell pain.', Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 161-169.
Maikler, V. E. ; Broome, M. E. ; Bailey, P. ; Lea, G. / Childrens' and adolescents' use of diaries for sickle cell pain. In: Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN. 2001 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 161-169.
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