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Pain assessment tools in paediatric palliative care: A systematic review of psychometric properties and recommendations for clinical practice.

Assessing pain in infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions remains a challenge due to diverse patient conditions, types of pain and often a reduced ability or inability of patients to communicate verbally. The aim of this review was to systematically identify pain assessment tools that are currently used in paediatric palliative care and examine their psychometric properties and feasibility and make recommendations for clinical practice.