Sleep Disruptions Mediate the Relationship Between Early Postoperative Pain and Later Functioning Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery

@article{CremeansSmith2005SleepDM,
  title={Sleep Disruptions Mediate the Relationship Between Early Postoperative Pain and Later Functioning Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery},
  author={Julie K. Cremeans-Smith and Kendra L. Millington and Eve M. Sledjeski and Kenneth Greene and Douglas Delahanty},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={215-222}
}
Despite relatively standardized surgical procedures, patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) surgery differ dramatically in the speed of their recovery. Previous research has suggested a relationship between the experience of pain and sleep disruptions among patients with chronic pain or those undergoing surgery, such that more severe pain is associated with more frequent awakenings throughout the night. This study examined sleep disruptions 1 month following surgery as a mediator of… CONTINUE READING