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The BARF Nausea Scale

By Gerard @presurfer
The BARF Nausea Scale
A new study presents and evaluates a way for nauseated children to indicate their level of medical distress.
This pictorial (Baxter Retching Faces) scale for measuring nausea severity has convergent and discriminant validity, and detected change after antiemetic treatment. Its use in the clinical and research setting may assist in nausea management in children.
Additional studies will be required to determine if the stylized emesis anchor will decrease endorsement of the maximum nausea choice by patients with severe nausea but no emesis, based on concrete thinking that 'If I am not actually vomiting, I cannot choose this face'...
(via J-Walk Blog)The Presurfer

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