Pain and satisfaction in hospitalized trauma patients: the importance of self-efficacy and psychological distress.

@article{Archer2012PainAS,
  title={Pain and satisfaction in hospitalized trauma patients: the importance of self-efficacy and psychological distress.},
  author={Kristin R. Archer and Renan Carlos Castillo and Stephen T. Wegener and Christine M Abraham and William Todd Obremskey},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          1068-77
        }
}
BACKGROUND Unmanaged pain has been found to predict delayed return to work, psychologic distress, and chronic pain and disability in patients with traumatic injury. However, little is known about the pain experience during hospitalization. The primary objective of this study was to determine pain intensity, pain interference, and satisfaction with pain treatment in orthopedic trauma patients at hospital discharge. A secondary objective was to examine whether patient self-efficacy and… CONTINUE READING
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