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Dagkirurgiska patienters upplevelser av postoperativ smärta vid ortopedi-och bukkirurgi med beaktande av kön och ålder
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to elucidate day surgery patients´ subjective experiences of postoperative pain after orthopedic and abdominal surgery and if there was any difference in the experience according to sex and age.

Selection was not random and the study included 87 patients. Data were collected from patient questionnaires. VAS method was applied in the questionnaire to measure patients´ pain.

The outcomes of the study show that there was no significant difference between women´s and men´s experiences of pain during days 1-7.

It was found that patients undergoing orthopedic surgery had significantly more pain on day 7 compared to those patients who underwent abdominal surgery.

There was a significant negative correlation between age and perceived pain on day 7.

Patients in day surgery group had significantly less pain on day 7 compared with day 1.

The patients who have undergone orthopedic surgery and younger patients had more pain on day 7 while the patients in day surgery group had a pain level decreased gradually and on day 7 was the lowest.

It appears that pain relief on day 7 of younger patients and patients who have undergone orthopedic surgery is an area that can be improved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
day surgery postoperative pain women men
Keyword [sv]
Dagkirurgi postoperativ smärta kvinnor män
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-155185OAI: diva2:425211
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktining mot anestesisjukvård
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-19 Last updated: 2011-06-27Bibliographically approved

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