Severity and duration of pain after colonoscopy and gastroscopy: a cohort study.

@article{Allen2015SeverityAD,
  title={Severity and duration of pain after colonoscopy and gastroscopy: a cohort study.},
  author={Penny Allen and Elissa Shaw and Anne W. F. de Jong and Heidi Behrens and Isabelle Skinner},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 13-14},
  pages={1895-903}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the prevalence, severity, location and duration of pain post-colonoscopy, and to explore possible associations between pain, demographic variables and diagnostic findings. The study also sought to provide information to guide decision-making on CO2 insufflation. BACKGROUND Colonoscopy with sedation is a common day surgery procedure in Australia. Attendance for colonoscopy is influenced by patient expectations, particularly about pain. Research… CONTINUE READING