Pain Assessment Tool for Postoperative Pain-week 6

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Pain Assessment Tool for Postoperative Pain

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Pain Assessment Tool for Postoperative Pain


it is surprising that this Scale is not a "no" or "not alarming 'category. Also noteworthy, that no discussion of its reliability and validity has been presented (McGuire 1988). The second tool, Tursky's (1976) Pain Perception Profile (PPP) have been developed for measuring the intensity of feelings and reactive components of pain. The intensity of the component consists of 15 terms such as "excruciating" and "very intense". Sensory list consists of 13 words such as "piercing" and "burning", and reactive aspects covered by 11 words such as "agonising" and "pathetic." Respondents must choose one word / term from each list. However, it should be noted that this tool is not used in most clinical studies. In addition, it has been developed and tested on college students who have no clinical pain, and, therefore, not established the reliability and validity.


Cognitive / behavioral

Tools that measure the cognitive / behavioral component of pain includes variables such as perception of pain from the spatial and temporal dimensions. These included an assessment of pain scale (Bilting et al. 1983), and a diagram (Margoles 1983). The former tried to use the patient assessment of pain duration as a measure of a value based on its spatial and temporal components. Patients, including those in the control group, were asked to assess the duration of pain, and the amount of more experienced. Those who have felt the pain of that specific period of time measured was significantly higher than their counterparts did controls (P <0,001). The high degree of correlation (R = 0.88) with clinical assessment of pain severity was also found.

Margoles's (1983) is a chart designed for use by patients in the...