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Neurophysiological measures of neonatal pain - a comparative study

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Project status

In progress


Mats Eriksson

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In order to provide newborn infants with correct pain alleviation there is a need for reliable and easy-to-use tools to assess the pain. We are comparing Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) with Premature Infant Profile-Revised (PIPP-R). The research group has experience with all the methods but they have never been compared to each other before.


Research teams

Research funding bodies

  • Swedish Fund Nyckelfonden


  • Elina Huttonen, läkarstudent, Örebro universitet
  • Maria Gradin, Region Örebro län
  • Randi Dovland Andersen, Telemark Hospital, Skien, Norway