Postoperative pain and its impact on quality of life for hip-fractured older people over 12 months after hospital discharge.

@article{Shyu2009PostoperativePA,
  title={Postoperative pain and its impact on quality of life for hip-fractured older people over 12 months after hospital discharge.},
  author={Yea-Ing L Shyu and Mei-Ling Chen and Min-Chi Chen and Chi-Chuan Wu and Juin-Yih Su},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          755-64
        }
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe pain severity and pain interference and to explore the impact of pain severity on postoperative health-related quality of life of older people during their first year after discharge for hip surgery in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the impact of pain on postoperative quality of life for hip-fractured older persons. DESIGN A descriptive, correlational design was used for this longitudinal study. METHODS Pain intensity, pain interference and… CONTINUE READING

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