“Pain assessment and management in the NICU: analysis of an educational intervention for health professionals”

“Pain assessment and management in the NICU: analysis of an educational intervention for health professionals”

Background or introduction

The research paper by de Aymar et al. (2014) ‘Pain assessment and management in the NICU: analysis of an educational intervention for health professionals’ in evaluated herein. The research article aims at assessing the perception of pain assessment by a team of neonatal intensive care providers before and after undergoing an educational intervention.  The background of the paper provides the rationale for conducting the evaluation by asserting that studies indicate that there is a gap between the consequences of neonatal pain, its scientific knowledge and the approaches for assessing and managing pain. The study attributes the presence of the gap to the lack of proper mechanisms for pain management and assessment in healthcare facilities and lack of empirical knowledge on alternative care provision to infants.

Data analysis

The study does not provide a literature review on the subject to identify other similar studies.  For data analysis, double data entry was performed for coding and processing. Epi InfoTM 6.04d software was used to perform data validation. The Stata software was used to perform statistical analysis. The existence of an association of categorical variables wa

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