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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160156
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Pain in Adult Nonverbal Patients in Acute Care
Abstract:
Assessing Pain in Adult Nonverbal Patients in Acute Care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Siela, Debra, DNSc, RN, CCNS, APRN
P.I. Institution Name:Ball State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Intensive Care Unit Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA
Contact Telephone:765-285-5658
Co-Authors:Renee Twibell, DNS, RN, Associate Professor; Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Denise Bousman, BSN, RN, CCRN, Instructor
Pain is a disabling and devastating symptom that is experienced by a
majority of hospitalized patients. Pain assessment and management have
been less than ideal for all hospitalized patients. However, it is the
population of nonverbal patients who are neglected most often. Most of the
existing pain assessment scales are designed for patients who are alert,
oriented and can verbally self report their perception of their level of
pain. Until recently, there have been no simple, easy to use, valid, and
reliable instruments to adequately assess pain in adult nonverbal patient.
There is a reliable behavioral pain assessment scale (FLACC) for children.
An easy to use adult nonverbal pain scale (NVPS) was developed by nurses
caring for burn trauma patients and was found to be reliable and valid in
that population (2003). In order to be able to assess pain levels of
nonverbal patients in our institution we decided to evaluate the NVPS with
our medical nonverbal patients. The purpose of this study is to: 1) use
nonverbal pain scales with acutely ill patients; 2) compare various
nonverbal pain scales nurse ratings: 3) explore relationships between
nonverbal pain scale ratings, and 4) examine reliability and validity of
the nonverbal pain scales. The conceptual framework for this study is the
University of California San Francisco Symptom Management Model (2001),
which has the assumption that nonverbal patients may experience symptoms
and the interpretation by the caregiver is assumed to be accurate for
purposes of intervening. Subjects include all nonverbal patients in an
acute medical nursing unit in a community hospital who cannot self report
pain. The study design is psychometric evaluation. Paired assessments will
be performed by two nurses using the two forms of the NVPS and FLACC
scale. Data analysis will include coefficient alpha, t-tests, ANOVA and
Pearson's correlation.
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.titleAssessing Pain in Adult Nonverbal Patients in Acute Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160156-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessing Pain in Adult Nonverbal Patients in Acute Care</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">Siela, Debra, DNSc, RN, CCNS, APRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ball State University</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, Intensive Care Unit Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">765-285-5658</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dsiela@bsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Renee Twibell, DNS, RN, Associate Professor; Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Denise Bousman, BSN, RN, CCRN, Instructor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pain is a disabling and devastating symptom that is experienced by a <br/> majority of hospitalized patients. Pain assessment and management have <br/> been less than ideal for all hospitalized patients. However, it is the <br/> population of nonverbal patients who are neglected most often. Most of the <br/> existing pain assessment scales are designed for patients who are alert, <br/> oriented and can verbally self report their perception of their level of <br/> pain. Until recently, there have been no simple, easy to use, valid, and <br/> reliable instruments to adequately assess pain in adult nonverbal patient. <br/> There is a reliable behavioral pain assessment scale (FLACC) for children. <br/> An easy to use adult nonverbal pain scale (NVPS) was developed by nurses <br/> caring for burn trauma patients and was found to be reliable and valid in <br/> that population (2003). In order to be able to assess pain levels of <br/> nonverbal patients in our institution we decided to evaluate the NVPS with <br/> our medical nonverbal patients. The purpose of this study is to: 1) use <br/> nonverbal pain scales with acutely ill patients; 2) compare various <br/> nonverbal pain scales nurse ratings: 3) explore relationships between <br/> nonverbal pain scale ratings, and 4) examine reliability and validity of <br/> the nonverbal pain scales. The conceptual framework for this study is the <br/> University of California San Francisco Symptom Management Model (2001), <br/> which has the assumption that nonverbal patients may experience symptoms <br/> and the interpretation by the caregiver is assumed to be accurate for <br/> purposes of intervening. Subjects include all nonverbal patients in an <br/> acute medical nursing unit in a community hospital who cannot self report <br/> pain. The study design is psychometric evaluation. Paired assessments will <br/> be performed by two nurses using the two forms of the NVPS and FLACC <br/> scale. Data analysis will include coefficient alpha, t-tests, ANOVA and <br/> Pearson's correlation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:40:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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