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Pain Observation Scale for Young Children (POCIS)

Purpose:

To use the Pain Observation Scale in Young Children (POCIS) to evaluate the level of pain shown by young children.

Specialty:

Pedatrics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complication detection, disability and performance

ICD-10:

R52, G89, R10, M54.9, N64.4, R07, H92.0, H57.1, R51, M25.5, M79.6, M54.5, R10.2, M25.51, M54, R07.0, K14.6, K08.8, N23, F45.41

Description:

The Pain Observation Scale for Young Children (abbreviated to POCIS, probably from the Dutch) is intended to evaluate pain in children aged from 1 to 4 years of age. It can be used to assess pain of short or long duration. The work was primarily done at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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