PREVALENCE AND INTENSITY OF ACUTE POST-OPERATIVE PAIN AND MANAGEMENT ASPECTS IN ADULT PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL TERTIARY HOSPITAL-BASED STUDY
The prevalence of acute postoperative pain varies widely, but quite often inadequate relief of acute postoperative pain is found, which, in turn, is associated with the development of chronic postoperative pain and other health consequences. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of acute postoperative pain and the degree of satisfaction of patients with anesthesia after surgery in four specialized hospitals in the capital of the country. The results showed that the post-operative pain prevalence is high 88.5% (95.0% CI = 81.2-95.8). Mean pain relief - 76.3, SD -14.8, median - 80%. Patients’ satisfaction with pain relief measured by NRS at the scores 9 and 10 composed 36.5% and 25.0% accordingly. Adequate perioperative pain management should be integral to patient care with active engagement of patients in pain management and taking decision in pain therapy.
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