Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the use of pain scales in postoperative pain assessments.

@article{Wikstrm2014HealthcarePP,
  title={Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the use of pain scales in postoperative pain assessments.},
  author={Lotta Wikstr{\"o}m and Kerstin Eriksson and Kristofer Franz{\'e}n Arestedt and Bengt Fridlund and Anders Brostr{\"o}m},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          53-8
        }
}
AIM To describe how healthcare professionals perceive the use of pain scales in postoperative care. BACKGROUND Pain scales are important but not an obvious choice to use in postoperative care. No study has explored how healthcare professionals experience the use of pain scales. METHODS An explorative design with a phenomenographic approach was used. The sample consisted of 25 healthcare professionals. Semistructured interviews were performed. RESULTS Four descriptive categories emerged… CONTINUE READING
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