|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2645085||1138466||2014||6 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
AimThe purpose of this study was to describe how patients perceive the use of the numeric rating scale in postoperative pain assessments.BackgroundThere are recommendations to use a pain scale to follow patients' postoperative pain. Most patients prefer the NRS but there is a discrepancy between patients and healthcare professionals how to interpret the ratings from the pain assessments.MethodsA descriptive design with a phenomenographic approach was used. Semi structured interviews were held with 25 patients.ResultsThree description categories emerged that illustrate patients' perceptions; use of the NRS facilitated communication of pain, it put demands on healthcare professionals and care routines and it contained interpretation difficulties.ConclusionThe NRS has a place in pain management according to the patients but there is a need for a dialogue to give the patients the opportunity to describe their pain and set a common goal.
Journal: Applied Nursing Research - Volume 27, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 41–46