publication . Article . 2014

Pain management after lung surgery

Maria Frödin; Margareta Warrén Stomberg;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Nursing Reports, volume 4 (issn: 2039-439X, eissn: 2039-4403, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
<jats:p>Pain management is an integral challenge in nursing and includes the responsibility of managing patients’ pain, evaluating pain therapy and ensuring the quality of care. The aims of this study were to explore patients’ experiences of pain after lung surgery and evaluate their satisfaction with the postoperative pain management. A descriptive design was used which studied 51 participants undergoing lung surgery. The incidence of moderate postoperative pain varied from 36- 58% among the participants and severe pain from 11-26%, during their hospital stay. Thirty-nine percent had more pain than expected. After three months, 20% experienced moderate pain and...
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free text keywords: postoperative pain management, lung surgery, satisfaction, expectation., Severe pain, Pain management, Hospital stay, Lung surgery, Postoperative pain, Quality of care, Medicine, business.industry, business, Pain therapy, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Anesthesia, Moderate pain, lcsh:Nursing, lcsh:RT1-120
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