CORRELATION BETWEEN WONG-BAKER FACES PAIN SCALE AND SALIVARY ALPHA-AMYLASE LEVEL IN CHILDREN AGED 6–11 YEARS


Hastin Dian Anggraeni, Margaretha Suharsini, Ike Siti Indiarti, Faraghea Yumasdhika

Abstract


Objective: Several studies have tried to objectively assess pain measurements. The Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale (WBFPS) is an instrument that is commonly used to assess pain intensity in children. This study aimed to analyze the correlation between the WBFPS and salivary alpha-amylase (SAA) level during a tooth extraction procedure with a local anesthetic injection in children aged 6–11 years.

Methods: Twenty-five children aged 6–11 years who were to undergo the extraction of a primary tooth at the Dental and Oral Educational Hospital, Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia, were enrolled in this study. From all children, saliva was collected using a disposable saliva strip shortly after local anesthetic injection, and the SAA activity was then determined using a portable Nipro Cocoro Meter device. The WBFPS was measured at the same time. The correlation between the WBFPS and the SAA level was analyzed using Spearman’s correlation test. The statistically significant level was set at p≤0.05.

Results: There was a significant correlation between the WBFPS and SAA level (p=0.002, r=0.581).

Conclusion: Our data suggest that the SAA level might be a good index for objective pain intensity assessment.

Keywords


Pain, Salivary alpha-amylase, Children

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Title

CORRELATION BETWEEN WONG-BAKER FACES PAIN SCALE AND SALIVARY ALPHA-AMYLASE LEVEL IN CHILDREN AGED 6–11 YEARS

Keywords

Pain, Salivary alpha-amylase, Children

DOI

10.22159/ijap.2017.v9s2.34

Date

01-01-2018

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Journal

International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (Dec.), 2017 Page: 133-134

Online ISSN

0975-7058

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Authors & Affiliations

Hastin Dian Anggraeni
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Margaretha Suharsini
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Indonesia

Ike Siti Indiarti
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Faraghea Yumasdhika
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


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