The effect of sunlight on postoperative analgesic medication use: a prospective study of patients undergoing spinal surgery.

@article{Walch2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of sunlight on postoperative analgesic medication use: a prospective study of patients undergoing spinal surgery.},
  author={Jeffrey M Walch and Bruce S. Rabin and Richard Day and Jessica N Williams and Krissy Choi and James D. Kang},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={156-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Exposure to natural sunlight has been associated with improvement in mood, reduced mortality among patients with cancer, and reduced length of hospitalization for patients who have experienced myocardial infarction. Our aim was to evaluate whether the amount of sunlight in a hospital room modifies a patient's psychosocial health, the quantity of analgesic medication used, and the pain medication cost. METHODS A prospective study of pain medication use was conducted in 89 patients… CONTINUE READING