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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160622
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measurement of anxiety and pain in critically ill patients
Abstract:
Measurement of anxiety and pain in critically ill patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Voss, Jo
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Contact Telephone:402.559.4957
Reliable and valid assessment instruments for measuring anxiety and pain in critically ill, post-operative open heart patients are needed to provide knowledge about the patients’ experiences, to assess their status, and to evaluate interventions. The primary purpose of this study was to test reliability and validity of visual analogue scales (VAS) to measure self-reported anxiety and pain in these patients during chair rest. The secondary purpose was to determine the changes in physiologic measures (HR, RR, BP, and SaO2) that occur over time during chair rest. A convenience sample of ten subjects who were recovering from post-operative open heart procedures was selected form a surgical intensive care unit. Self-reported anxiety and pain and physiologic variables were measured prior to chair rest and at specific intervals during chair rest. The VAS (anxiety and pain) indicated the scales had acceptable test-retest reliability at 30 minute intervals, and the anxiety VAS was highly correlated with the Speilberger State Anxiety Inventory which supports criterion validity. HR, RR, and BP increased at the initiation of chair rest and decreased over time to near resting levels. The SaO2 levels decreased upon initiation of chair rest and gradually increased to near resting levels after 30 minutes of chair rest. Preliminary findings suggest that the VAS appears to be a reliable and valid indicator of postoperative anxiety and pain in open-heart surgery.
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.titleMeasurement of anxiety and pain in critically ill patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160622-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measurement of anxiety and pain in critically ill patients</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Voss, Jo</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.559.4957</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Reliable and valid assessment instruments for measuring anxiety and pain in critically ill, post-operative open heart patients are needed to provide knowledge about the patients&rsquo; experiences, to assess their status, and to evaluate interventions. The primary purpose of this study was to test reliability and validity of visual analogue scales (VAS) to measure self-reported anxiety and pain in these patients during chair rest. The secondary purpose was to determine the changes in physiologic measures (HR, RR, BP, and SaO2) that occur over time during chair rest. A convenience sample of ten subjects who were recovering from post-operative open heart procedures was selected form a surgical intensive care unit. Self-reported anxiety and pain and physiologic variables were measured prior to chair rest and at specific intervals during chair rest. The VAS (anxiety and pain) indicated the scales had acceptable test-retest reliability at 30 minute intervals, and the anxiety VAS was highly correlated with the Speilberger State Anxiety Inventory which supports criterion validity. HR, RR, and BP increased at the initiation of chair rest and decreased over time to near resting levels. The SaO2 levels decreased upon initiation of chair rest and gradually increased to near resting levels after 30 minutes of chair rest. Preliminary findings suggest that the VAS appears to be a reliable and valid indicator of postoperative anxiety and pain in open-heart surgery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:07:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:07:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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