Postoperative Pain Management in Emergency Surgeries: A One-year Survey on Perception and Satisfaction among Surgical Patients

LATEST ARTICLES
SEARCH INDEX
SUGGEST ARTICLE
THE OSI COLLECTIONS
ABOUT THE OSI

OSI STATISTICS

Total abstracts indexed:
532
Audio abstracts:
101
Open access articles:
472
Pending review:
115
Annotations added:
2
Countries represented:
91
No. of contributors:
10
Bookmarks made:
12
Specialities covered:
19

Postoperative Pain Management in Emergency Surgeries: A One-year Survey on Perception and Satisfaction among Surgical Patients


JournalNigerian Journal Of Surgery
Publication date – Feb – 2020
Authors – AbdulGhaffar A Yunus, Euphemia M Ugwu, Yunusa Ali, Ganiyat Olagunju
KeywordsAnalgesics, emergency surgeries, pain score, patient’s satisfaction, perception, postoperative pain.
Open access – Yes
SpecialityAnaesthesia, Emergency surgery, General surgery
World region Western Africa
Country: Nigeria
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on May 21, 2020 at 8:09 am
Abstract:

Background
Postoperative pain varies from an individual to individual. It also varies with types and extent of surgery. In general, postoperative pain is inadequately managed in most centers worldwide, especially in developing countries. Therefore, this study presents the perception and satisfaction of postoperative pain management in emergency surgeries.
Methods
A 1-year prospective study of the 891 patients who underwent emergency general surgeries at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, from January to December 2018 is hereby presented. Pain scores and patient’s satisfaction toward postoperative pain management were considered at 8 and 24 h postoperatively through a predesigned questionnaire. Numeric Pain Rating Scale was used to determine pain intensity and the level of satisfaction following postoperative pain management. Student’s t-test was used to compare the pain scores and patient’s level of satisfaction of the postoperative pain management.
Results
A total of 891 patients were recruited for this study, with a mean age of 36.4 ± 8.9 years with a male-to-female ratio of 1.3:1. Postoperative pain management satisfaction score for patients (98%) who had pain 8-h postoperative period was 4.8 ± 1.6. Similarly, 96.4% of the patients who had pain 24 h postoperatively scored 2.8 ± 1.7. Majority of the patients 481 (54%) were of the American Society of Anesthesiologist physical Class II. Most of the patients underwent general surgery using the technique of general anesthesia.
Conclusion
This study indicated that the perception and level of patient’s satisfaction regarding postoperative pain management are inadequate. The health professionals and policy makers should be aware that postoperative pain management is suboptimal, as patients still have severe postoperative pain. Therefore, the need for improved postoperative pain management.

OSI Number – 20395
PMID – 32165835

Public annotations on this article:
No public annotations yet