Preoperative expectations of pain and recovery in relation to postoperative disappointment in patients undergoing lumbar surgery.

@article{Groot1999PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative expectations of pain and recovery in relation to postoperative disappointment in patients undergoing lumbar surgery.},
  author={Klass de Groot and Saskia Boeke and Jan Passchier},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={149-56}
}
OBJECTIVES In groups of lumbar surgery patients who had different expectations about postoperative pain and recovery, this study investigated disappointment three days and three months after surgery. Our hypothesis was that patients who did not expect any postoperative pain and who expected a fast rate of recovery were at risk of becoming disappointed. METHODS One day before surgery, 120 patients who underwent lumbar surgery were interviewed about their expectations regarding postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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