6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Ege University, Turkey
Title: Investigation of pain managements of surgical patients
Biography: Yasemin Altinbas
This descriptive study was aimed to investigation of pain managements of surgical patients. The study was conducted in 12-18th October 2015 in surgical clinics at a university hospital. The study sample consisted of 164 patients who had a planned surgery during this period. To conduct the study, written/verbal permissions/consents were obtained from the scientific ethics committee, surgical clinics and patients. To collect the data, the researcher used a questionnaire including items questioning the patients’ sociodemographic characteristics and their opinions about their pain levels and their satisfaction about pain managements before and after surgery. The questionnaire was developed according to literature findings. The data were analyzed using the SPSS for Windows 18.0, numbers, percentage distribution and the Chi-square test. According to the sociodemographic characteristics 51.8% (n=85) of the patients were men, the mean age of patients were 52.33±16.48 and 50% of the patients (n=82) had low education level. In the preoperative period, 45.1% of patients had pain. Pain evaluations of them were the average of 7.08point (1-10) and 15.2% of patients with pain gave10 point to their pain. 26.8% of patients received oral analgesic, 59.8% patients were unsatisfied with the treatment of pain. Also in the postoperative period, 56.1% patients had pain. Pain evaluations of them were the average of 4.68 point (1-10) and 48.8% of patient received intravenous analgesic. Patient satisfaction about pain treatment was the average of 3.63 point (1-10) and 35.4% patients were unsatisfied with the treatment of pain. In accordance with the results of the research, before and after surgery there is statistically significant difference between the pain levels and the satisfaction about pain managements of surgical patients (p<0.05).