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Dianne Crellin

Current University: The University of Melbourne
Location: AU
Discipline: Nursing
Research Supervisor: Nick Santamaria, Franz Babl, & Denise Harrison
PICH Mentor: Bonnie Stevens
Member since: May 2013

About me/my research:

The focus of my research is to identify the most suitable (feasible, reliable and valid) assessment tool for assessment of procedural pain in infants and toddlers for research purposes. The research is likely to occur in three phases - 1. review of the literature to identify available and a systematic review of tool(s) that have been recommended or are most frequently used in these circumstances; 2. psychometric testing of a number of tools likely to be most suitable; 3. exploration of strategies to improve assessment.


Representative Publications:
Babl, F., Crellin, D., Cheng, J., Sullivan, T., O’Sullivan, R. & Hutchinson, A. (2012). The use of FLACC scores to assess procedural pain and distress in young children. Pediatric Emergency Care, 28(12).

Crellin, D., Babl, F., Sullivan, T., Cheng, J., O’Sullivan, R. & Hutchinson, A. (2011). Procedural restraint use in preverbal and early-verbal children. Pediatric Emergency Care, 27(7).

Babl, F., Goldfinch, C., Mandrawa, C,. Crellin, D., O’Sullivan, R., & Donath, S. (2009). Does nebulized lidocaine reduce the pain and distress of nasogastric tube insertion in young children? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Pediatrics, 123(6).

Crellin, D., Ling, R., & Babl,F. (2009). Does the standard intravenous solution of fentanyl (50 μg/ml) administered intranasally have analgesic efficacy? Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22, 62-67.