Pain Assessment Tool for Postoperative Pain-week 8

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Pain Assessment Tool for Postoperative Pain

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Pain AssessmentTool for Postoperative Pain


One of the main advantages of this magnitude is a number of studies supporting its reliability and validity (Graham et al. 1980, Prieto et al. 1980, Klepac et al. 1981, Byrne et al. 1982, McGuire 1984). Not only this tool can be successfully used in obtaining data on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of pain, he may also consider its multidimensionality (Flaherty 1996). Nevertheless, one of its major weaknesses is that it requires the patient and requires up to 30 minutes to complete (McGuire 1988, Flaherty 1996). As with any attempt of measuring the subjective experience through words, but it is possible that patients may not understand the description of pain (Flaherty 1996). Since the development of more than 20 years ago, MPQ-still used by researchers (Manz et al.

2000, Watt-Watson et al. 2000, Caraceni 2001). There is also a version of the short form (SF MPQ), used Zalon (1999) for postoperative pain and Baker et al. (2001) to assess the experience of pain during childbirth.


Pain AssessmentTool Selection

When choosing the most suitable health assessment tool for measuring the severity of pain the day after the operation, it must be realized that patients, for all intent and purposes, 'healthy'. In addition, they were selected for routine, elective surgery performed with preoperative selection criteria, and in some parts of the American Society of Anesthesiologists criteria, and it corresponds to have surgery and return home the same day, subject to adequate social support. Other considerations relate the differences in the age range (18-74), socio-economic status and educational level. For these reasons, pain assessment tool should be easy to understand, complete, accurate, reliable and able to take into account...