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History & Baseline Assessments (Pages 1-12)
This part of the profile asks about your child’s history of pain. It provides space to write about your child’s experience with pain as an infant, during surgery or from injuries, or pains that have occurred due to your child’s illness or disability. Knowing how your child has coped with pain and injury in the past can help to guide how pain is managed in the present. Baseline assessments In this section we ask you to describe on the pain profile your child’s behaviour when they are 1) at their best or ‘on a good day’ and 2) if your child has any current or recurring pains. Using the pain profiles you just circle the number that best describes how much your child is like the item in the left hand column. There are sheets to describe your child’s most troublesome pain (Pain A) and up to two other pains (Pains B and C). Then transfer the numbers you have circled to the right hand column of each profile and add up the totals. The total scores can then be plotted by placing a cross in the shaded area on the Summary Graph.
The baseline assessments on the graph provide a comparison for any further assessments you need to make in the future.
You can use the Pain Profile – ongoing pain assessments sheets to make assessments at any time that suits you, for instance if you need to record your child’s behaviour or if you are monitoring your child’s response to a treatment. The scores can be transferred to the Summary Graph and/or the Assessments, actions and outcomes page.
Using this sheet you can describe the actions that have been taken to relieve your child’s pain and your child’s response. It is often a good idea to use the profile again after the intervention to see and record if the action has been effective in relieving the pain.
Some pains can be quite troublesome and difficult to relieve. You might like to talk to your doctor or another health professional about your child’s pain. It might be helpful to show them your child’s Profile. Ask them if they would like to write something on the professional’s page about your child’s pain problem.