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TITLE:

ASSESSMENT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT IN POSTOPERATIVE CASES USING DIFFERENT SCALES AND QUESTIONNAIRES

AUTHORS:

1Mudasir Maqbool, 2Dr. Sehrish Javed, 3Aqeel Ahmed Bajwa

ABSTRACT:

Postoperative pain is one of the most common therapeutic issues in patients admitted in hospital and it can lead to increase in morbidity. Various studies regarding prevalence of Postoperative (PO) pain in tertiary care hospitals represent above 50% in first 24 hrs after surgery and above 30% in next 24 hrs after surgery. A comparative study of prevalence of post PO pain in different resource settings has shown that PO pain management (PM) requires the involvement of the anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians and patient. Assessment of pain and its correlation with LOS of patient is important factor regarding treatment and recovery of patient. There is no separate and absolute method to determine level of pain and Length of stay (LOS) of patient specifically and separately. Along with assessment on scales, there are some other methods based on well design questionnaire. Some of those questionnaires are “The McGill Pain Questionnaire”, “Pain Impact Questionnaire”, and pain questionnaire developed by “The American Pain Society Quality of Care Committee”. Etc. in this review, we will briefly see about the various Scales and Questionnaires used in Assessment of Pain management in post-operative cases. Keywords: Postoperative pain, management, The McGill Pain Questionnaire, The American Pain Society Quality of Care Committee.

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