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IP Journal of Surgery and Allied Sciences


Patient’s perception of pain and satisfaction with pain management undergoing abdominal surgeries


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Author Details : Nandkishor K. Jaiswal, Kunal C. Chugh, K M. Jaiswal, Lohit S. Vaishnao*, Nisha R Agrawal

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 10-15


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Abstract

Introduction: Persistent pain after major abdominal surgery can lead to discomfort to the patients.  There is a paucity of data regarding satisfaction of pain management in Indian post -surgical patients.
Objectives: To find out the prevalence of acute post-operative pain and level of patient’s satisfaction for pain management in patients of elective abdominal surgeries.
Material and methods: Observational study using questionaire, visual analogue scale.
Results: At 5th post –operative hour,   35 patients having a score of 2, 128 had a score of 3 and 36 patients had a score of 4 with a mean score of 2.9 ± 0.61. The worst possible pain within 24 hours was found  with a  mean score of  8.9 ± 0.61.Average pain of score 6 was found in 146 patients and score of 7 was found in 45 patients with a mean of 6.1 ± 0.46.   79% and 83% of respondents reported that they were “satisfied” with how their nurses and physicians, respectively, responded to their complaints regarding pain.
Conclusions: Majority of the patients felt the post operative pain in 24 hours of the surgery with mild pain initially to worst possible pain later on .79% and 83% of respondents reported that they were “satisfied” with how their nurses and physicians manage their pain. In 63% patients the time lag for receiving the pain relief medication was 0 to 10 minutes. Hence we conclude that the   Acute Pain Management Services (APMS) in surgery department is satisfactory.

Keywords: Visual analogue scale(VAS) of pain, Questionnaire based study, Post-operative pain.

How to cite : Jaiswal N K, Chugh K C, Jaiswal K M, Vaishnao L S, Agrawal N R, Patient’s perception of pain and satisfaction with pain management undergoing abdominal surgeries. IP J Surg Allied Sci 2020;2(1):10-15

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