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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150390
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Towards a Hospital with Less Pain
Abstract:
Towards a Hospital with Less Pain
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Evers, Georges, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Centre for Health Service & Nursing Research
Title:
Purpose: Pain still is one of the most prevalent problems in today’s hospitals. Despite great advances in pain therapy, many patients still are suffering from pain. The purpose of this study was to compare pain control of all hospitalized adult patients of a university hospital over a period of 2 years. During the in between period intensive pain teaching of nursing and medical staff took place. Design: Comparison of 2 cross-sectional correlational designs was used. Sample: In a six week period an independent investigator interviewed all hospitalized patients in 36 wards both in 1998/1999 and 2000/2001. The sample each time consisted of 800 patients. Non-response rate was 3%. Variables and Instruments: Prevalence and intensity of rest and movement pain was measured with a VAS. Location, duration and causes of pain were also asked. Data on use, type and dose of analgesics 24 hours before the interview were collected from nursing and medical records. Findings: In 1999 half of the patients experienced pain at the time of the interview and half of them had pain longer than 6 months. Forty-five percent and 61% of the patients with pain had moderate to severe pain in rest and during movement respectively. One third of the patients with moderate to severe pain did not receive any analgesics. Data of the second period 2000/2001 are currently analyzed and will be presented at the conference. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the significance of pain as a clinical problem, the potential to reduce the problem based on the increase of pain knowledge of nursing and medical staff, multidisciplinary collaboration and the use of an epidemiological approach.
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.titleTowards a Hospital with Less Painen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150390-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Towards a Hospital with Less Pain</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">Evers, Georges, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Centre for Health Service &amp; Nursing Research</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">georges.evers@med.kuleuven.ac.</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Pain still is one of the most prevalent problems in today&rsquo;s hospitals. Despite great advances in pain therapy, many patients still are suffering from pain. The purpose of this study was to compare pain control of all hospitalized adult patients of a university hospital over a period of 2 years. During the in between period intensive pain teaching of nursing and medical staff took place. Design: Comparison of 2 cross-sectional correlational designs was used. Sample: In a six week period an independent investigator interviewed all hospitalized patients in 36 wards both in 1998/1999 and 2000/2001. The sample each time consisted of 800 patients. Non-response rate was 3%. Variables and Instruments: Prevalence and intensity of rest and movement pain was measured with a VAS. Location, duration and causes of pain were also asked. Data on use, type and dose of analgesics 24 hours before the interview were collected from nursing and medical records. Findings: In 1999 half of the patients experienced pain at the time of the interview and half of them had pain longer than 6 months. Forty-five percent and 61% of the patients with pain had moderate to severe pain in rest and during movement respectively. One third of the patients with moderate to severe pain did not receive any analgesics. Data of the second period 2000/2001 are currently analyzed and will be presented at the conference. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the significance of pain as a clinical problem, the potential to reduce the problem based on the increase of pain knowledge of nursing and medical staff, multidisciplinary collaboration and the use of an epidemiological approach.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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