What do adult surgical patients really want to know about pain and pain management?

@article{Kastanias2009WhatDA,
  title={What do adult surgical patients really want to know about pain and pain management?},
  author={Patti Kastanias and Keith Denny and Sandra O Robinson and Kathy Sabo and Kianda E Snaith},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={22-31}
}
This study investigates the informational content about postoperative pain and pain management that patients identify as being most important. In a descriptive quantitative study design, a convenience sample of 150 general day surgery patients were surveyed by telephone within 72 h after discharge from a hospital day surgery unit. The survey consisted of 19 items rated on a 10-point Likert scale of importance. Composite mean scores were calculated for each item. Chi-squared analyses were used… CONTINUE READING

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