Elderly Patients Experiences of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158480
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Elderly Patients Experiences of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Abstract:
Elderly Patients Experiences of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kleiner, Catherine, PhD, CNS, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3015 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Contact Telephone:419-383-5813
Patients experiencing postoperative pain are at an increased risk for
developing life-threatening complications. Effective interventions for
pain relief exist that are under utilized. Identify reasons for the under
use of interventions could help correct the problem. Understanding the
experience of pain from the patientÆs perspective offers new insight into
the use of interventions. The purpose of this study was to increase the
understanding of the postoperative pain experience following total knee
arthroplasty from the elderly patientsÆ perspective. Hermeneutic
phenomenology provided the framework for this study. Phenomenology
attempts to discover the essence of the experience, in this case the
experience of postoperative pain following total knee surgery. The process
of Hermeneutical analysis described by Diekelmann et al. (1989) was used
for this study. DiekelmannÆs method is a systematic approach that immerses
the researcher in the data. The immersion allows the patterns and themes
of the experience to be uncovered. Fifteen patients, nine women and six
men, who had total knee arthroplasty participated in this study. Ages
ranged from 66 to 86 years. Purposeful suffering describes how
postoperative pain was experienced for participants. Purposeful suffering
is an acceptance of the postoperative pain and a willingness to endure the
pain to achieve an outcome of better mobility with little or no pain.
Participants relied on nurses to manage the pain. Participants trusted
that nurses knew how best to care for patients who have had this surgery.
The common experiences of participants are described in the themes:
anticipating pain, living the pain, and managing the pain. Acute pain
causes suffering for patients. Effective interventions exist to relieve
the pain. Nurses need to accept responsibility for the care provided to
treat pain. Treating pain appropriately will decrease patients suffering.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleElderly Patients Experiences of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplastyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158480-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Elderly Patients Experiences of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kleiner, Catherine, PhD, CNS, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3015 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">419-383-5813</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ckleiner@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Patients experiencing postoperative pain are at an increased risk for <br/> developing life-threatening complications. Effective interventions for <br/> pain relief exist that are under utilized. Identify reasons for the under <br/> use of interventions could help correct the problem. Understanding the <br/> experience of pain from the patient&AElig;s perspective offers new insight into <br/> the use of interventions. The purpose of this study was to increase the <br/> understanding of the postoperative pain experience following total knee <br/> arthroplasty from the elderly patients&AElig; perspective. Hermeneutic <br/> phenomenology provided the framework for this study. Phenomenology <br/> attempts to discover the essence of the experience, in this case the <br/> experience of postoperative pain following total knee surgery. The process <br/> of Hermeneutical analysis described by Diekelmann et al. (1989) was used <br/> for this study. Diekelmann&AElig;s method is a systematic approach that immerses <br/> the researcher in the data. The immersion allows the patterns and themes <br/> of the experience to be uncovered. Fifteen patients, nine women and six <br/> men, who had total knee arthroplasty participated in this study. Ages <br/> ranged from 66 to 86 years. Purposeful suffering describes how <br/> postoperative pain was experienced for participants. Purposeful suffering <br/> is an acceptance of the postoperative pain and a willingness to endure the <br/> pain to achieve an outcome of better mobility with little or no pain. <br/> Participants relied on nurses to manage the pain. Participants trusted <br/> that nurses knew how best to care for patients who have had this surgery. <br/> The common experiences of participants are described in the themes: <br/> anticipating pain, living the pain, and managing the pain. Acute pain <br/> causes suffering for patients. Effective interventions exist to relieve <br/> the pain. Nurses need to accept responsibility for the care provided to <br/> treat pain. Treating pain appropriately will decrease patients suffering.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:05:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:05:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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