Panda: Evaluation of a smartphone-based perioperative pain assessment tool


The Panda is a smartphone app, which has been designed to collect scores that represent a child’s pain following surgery. Traditional tools for assessing your pain include asking you to rate it on a scale from 1 to 10, asking you to move a slider along a coloured scale or asking you to point to one of a series of faces on a piece of card. The Panda app is based on the same methods, but presents them on the smartphone’s screen. The purpose of this study is to ensure that the Panda app can be used by children after surgery and that it obtains the same scores as the traditional tools.

Who can participate in this study?

  • In order to participate in the study, your child must be between 4 and 18 years old, in general good health, and scheduled for elective day surgery

Who should not participate in this study?

  • Your child cannot participate if they have a psychiatric diagnosis, developmental delay or brain injury, significant visual impairment or psychomotor dysfunction.


  • Completed

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