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Pielęgniarstwo Chirurgiczne i Angiologiczne/Surgical and Vascular Nursing
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The factors that determine the pain control in patients after cardiac surgery

Łukasz Dziki
,
Jolanta Glińska
,
Ewa Borowiak
,
Małgorzata Krzemińska
,
Adam Dziki

Pielęgniarstwo Chirurgiczne i Angiologiczne 2017; 11 (1): 26-31
Online publish date: 2017/04/12
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Introduction: Each surgical intervention is associated with the subject feeling pain. Pain not adequately controlled may lead to longer patient suffering, rehabilitation lengthen and the increase in the number of complications.

Aim of the study: Rating the effect of selected factors on the location of pain control.

Material and methods: The study group consisted of 90 patients after cardiac surgery. Data were collected using a questionnaire beliefs about pain control and pain assessment scale. The research tool was authored The register survey questionnaire beliefs about pain control BPCQ, as well as 11-step rating scale of pain, visual-analog (Visual Analogue Scale – VAS).

Results: The study was dominated by people in the age group of 50-70 years old. All respondents felt the pain. Most patients regardless of sex, determined the pain at a moderate level. Patients operated with higher age less likely felt strong pain.

Conclusions: The location of pain control is dependent on the patient’s age and nature of the pain. Operated with higher age and more severe pain often pointed to the doctor, as a person from whom they expect help with pain control. Gender of the patient, diagnosis, and medical day after cardiac surgery does not differentiate the location of pain as a result of internal control, the influence of medical and accidental events.
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pain, surgery, cardiac surgery, pain control

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