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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243361
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptom Clusters in Persons Undergone Abdominal Surgery
Author(s):
Baramee, Julaluk; Duangpaeng, Supaporn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Baramee, Julaluk, PhD, julalukb@yahoo.com; Duangpaeng, Supaporn, DNS;
Abstract:
Post abdominal surgery symptoms cause patient suffering, complication, delay recovery and decrease activity of daily living. Finding symptom cluster could help professionals providing comprehensive and individualized care.

Purpose:

This secondary data analysis, from two original studies, aims to examine and compare symptom clusters among patients having abdominal surgery.

Methods:

Data were collected from two tertiary hospitals and one secondary hospital. The sample was 250 patients having abdominal surgery. Data were collected by demographic data form, post abdominal surgery complication and symptom assessment scale. Descriptive statistics and factor analysis were used to analyze data.

Results:

On the first post-operative day, there were two symptom clusters. The first symptom cluster included 1) post-operative pain, anxiety and insomnia; and the second cluster included flatulence and fatigue. Post-operative pain contributed to form different symptom clusters between two studies. On the third post-operative day, a study conducted in tertiary care setting had only one symptom cluster while the other study conducted in a secondary care setting had two symptom clusters: the first included 1) post-operative pain, flatulence and fatigue and the second cluster included anxiety and insomnia.

Conclusion:

Discrepancy in operation time and pain management in the first post-operative day, contributed to different symptom clusters. Therefore, a basic knowledge of symptom cluster could be used to develop setting-appropriated guidelines to effectively manage post-operative symptom for persons undergone abdominal surgery and research program related to post-operative symptom cluster.

Keywords:
postoperative symptom cluster; abdominal surgery
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSymptom Clusters in Persons Undergone Abdominal Surgeryen
dc.contributor.authorBaramee, Julaluken
dc.contributor.authorDuangpaeng, Supapornen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsBaramee, Julaluk, PhD, julalukb@yahoo.com; Duangpaeng, Supaporn, DNS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243361-
dc.description.abstractPost abdominal surgery symptoms cause patient suffering, complication, delay recovery and decrease activity of daily living. Finding symptom cluster could help professionals providing comprehensive and individualized care. <p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This secondary data analysis, from two original studies, aims to examine and compare symptom clusters among patients having abdominal surgery. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Data were collected from two tertiary hospitals and one secondary hospital. The sample was&nbsp;250 patients having abdominal surgery. Data were collected by demographic data form, post abdominal surgery complication and symptom assessment scale. Descriptive statistics and factor analysis were used to analyze data. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>On the first post-operative day, there were two symptom clusters. The first symptom cluster included 1) post-operative pain, anxiety and insomnia; and the second cluster included flatulence and fatigue. Post-operative pain contributed to form different symptom clusters between two studies. On the third post-operative day, a study conducted in tertiary care setting had only one symptom cluster while the other study conducted in a secondary care setting had two symptom clusters: the first included 1) post-operative pain, flatulence and fatigue and the second cluster included anxiety and insomnia. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Discrepancy in operation time and pain management in the first post-operative day, contributed to different symptom clusters. Therefore, a basic knowledge of symptom cluster could be used to develop setting-appropriated guidelines to effectively manage post-operative symptom for persons undergone abdominal surgery and research program related to post-operative symptom cluster.en
dc.subjectpostoperative symptom clusteren
dc.subjectabdominal surgeryen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:08Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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