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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149396
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women With Abdominal Hysterectomies
Abstract:
Women With Abdominal Hysterectomies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Corbett, Robin, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Carolina University
Title:
Pre and post-operative pain in women with abdominal hysterectomies is significant and may contribute to an increased length of hospitalization. In the United States, approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year with an annual cost of greater than 5 billion dollars. Hysterectomies are the most common surgical procedure excluding cesarean deliveries and by the age of 65 years approximately 25% of women have had a hysterectomy. The purpose of this descriptive comparative research was to investigate pre and post-operative benign abdominal hysterectomy pain and the women’s definition of pain. In addition this study investigated the pre and post-operative functional status among two groups of women receiving different treatment modalities. A pain history and assessment was obtained pre-operatively for all subjects assessing pain intensity (1-5 scale) and functional status. On the first post-operative day, the woman’s p0ain level was assessed using the agency pain assessment scale. Women discussed their pain. One group of women received routine medications as ordered for pain. The second group of patients received hydrotherapy as one of their treatment therapies bid in addition to medications for pain. After discharge both patient groups were contacted via telephone within 48-72 hours to assess pain intensity, satisfaction with pain management and functional status. Descriptive statistics, independent t-tests and chi square analysis were used to statistically compare the groups. The majority of subjects were black (55.4%) and married (62.5%). Pre-operatively, the majority of women described their pain as discomforting (33.8%) and distressing (26.2%). Women receiving whirlpool therapy reported decreased “worst” pain in contrast to the group receiving routine pain medications. A significant finding, 19.5% of the women described their pain as horrible/excruciating 48 - 72 hours post-operative discharge. Increased pain for both groups resulted in decreased functional status at 48-72 hours. The women’s experiences included “continued pain” post hospital discharge and complaints of “gas”. Women continue to need assistance with pain control following discharge. Many opportunities for pain counseling and education exist pre and post hospital discharge.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWomen With Abdominal Hysterectomiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149396-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women With Abdominal Hysterectomies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Corbett, Robin, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Carolina University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">corbettr@mail.ecu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pre and post-operative pain in women with abdominal hysterectomies is significant and may contribute to an increased length of hospitalization. In the United States, approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year with an annual cost of greater than 5 billion dollars. Hysterectomies are the most common surgical procedure excluding cesarean deliveries and by the age of 65 years approximately 25% of women have had a hysterectomy. The purpose of this descriptive comparative research was to investigate pre and post-operative benign abdominal hysterectomy pain and the women&rsquo;s definition of pain. In addition this study investigated the pre and post-operative functional status among two groups of women receiving different treatment modalities. A pain history and assessment was obtained pre-operatively for all subjects assessing pain intensity (1-5 scale) and functional status. On the first post-operative day, the woman&rsquo;s p0ain level was assessed using the agency pain assessment scale. Women discussed their pain. One group of women received routine medications as ordered for pain. The second group of patients received hydrotherapy as one of their treatment therapies bid in addition to medications for pain. After discharge both patient groups were contacted via telephone within 48-72 hours to assess pain intensity, satisfaction with pain management and functional status. Descriptive statistics, independent t-tests and chi square analysis were used to statistically compare the groups. The majority of subjects were black (55.4%) and married (62.5%). Pre-operatively, the majority of women described their pain as discomforting (33.8%) and distressing (26.2%). Women receiving whirlpool therapy reported decreased &ldquo;worst&rdquo; pain in contrast to the group receiving routine pain medications. A significant finding, 19.5% of the women described their pain as horrible/excruciating 48 - 72 hours post-operative discharge. Increased pain for both groups resulted in decreased functional status at 48-72 hours. The women&rsquo;s experiences included &ldquo;continued pain&rdquo; post hospital discharge and complaints of &ldquo;gas&rdquo;. Women continue to need assistance with pain control following discharge. Many opportunities for pain counseling and education exist pre and post hospital discharge.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:34Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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