Congruence of pain assessment between nurses and emergency department patients: a replication.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302727
Title:
Congruence of pain assessment between nurses and emergency department patients: a replication.
Authors:
Duignan, Martin; Dunn, Virginia
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland. martin.duignan@hse.ie
Citation:
Congruence of pain assessment between nurses and emergency department patients: a replication. 2008, 16 (1):23-8 Int Emerg Nurs
Publisher:
International emergency nursing
Journal:
International emergency nursing
Issue Date:
Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302727
DOI:
10.1016/j.ienj.2007.09.003
PubMed ID:
18519050
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18519050
Abstract:
To ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity.; This study adopted a replication methodology which aimed to ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. Raw statistical data was analysed using SPSS for windows.; This study supports the findings of the original US study that emergency nurses frequently underestimate patients' pain intensity. However, this study also found incidents where nurses accurately assessed their patients' pain intensity, and incidences of overestimation.; This study illustrates underestimation of patients' pain intensity by emergency nurses which is both clinically and statistically significant.; Implications for nursing practice include a need for assessment of patients' pain intensity, the development of pain management protocols, and increased emphasis on education in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing curricula. Also there needs to be continued clinical audit of pain management standards.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
AIM: To ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. METHODS: This study adopted a replication methodology which aimed to ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. Raw statistical data was analysed using SPSS for windows. RESULTS: This study supports the findings of the original US study that emergency nurses frequently underestimate patients' pain intensity. However, this study also found incidents where nurses accurately assessed their patients' pain intensity, and incidences of overestimation. CONCLUSIONS: This study illustrates underestimation of patients' pain intensity by emergency nurses which is both clinically and statistically significant. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Implications for nursing practice include a need for assessment of patients' pain intensity, the development of pain management protocols, and increased emphasis on education in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing curricula. Also there needs to be continued clinical audit of pain management standards.
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; PATIENT
MeSH:
Adult; Attitude of Health Personnel; Attitude to Health; Bias (Epidemiology); Clinical Competence; Clinical Protocols; Cross-Sectional Studies; Curriculum; Emergency Nursing; Female; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Ireland; Male; Nursing Assessment; Nursing Audit; Nursing Evaluation Research; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Pain; Pain Measurement; Questionnaires; Severity of Illness Index
ISSN:
1755-599X

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dc.contributor.authorDuignan, Martinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Virginiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T15:04:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T15:04:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008-01-
dc.identifier.citationCongruence of pain assessment between nurses and emergency department patients: a replication. 2008, 16 (1):23-8 Int Emerg Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1755-599X-
dc.identifier.pmid18519050-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ienj.2007.09.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302727-
dc.descriptionAIM: To ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. METHODS: This study adopted a replication methodology which aimed to ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. Raw statistical data was analysed using SPSS for windows. RESULTS: This study supports the findings of the original US study that emergency nurses frequently underestimate patients' pain intensity. However, this study also found incidents where nurses accurately assessed their patients' pain intensity, and incidences of overestimation. CONCLUSIONS: This study illustrates underestimation of patients' pain intensity by emergency nurses which is both clinically and statistically significant. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Implications for nursing practice include a need for assessment of patients' pain intensity, the development of pain management protocols, and increased emphasis on education in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing curricula. Also there needs to be continued clinical audit of pain management standards.en_GB
dc.description.abstractTo ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity.-
dc.description.abstractThis study adopted a replication methodology which aimed to ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity. Raw statistical data was analysed using SPSS for windows.-
dc.description.abstractThis study supports the findings of the original US study that emergency nurses frequently underestimate patients' pain intensity. However, this study also found incidents where nurses accurately assessed their patients' pain intensity, and incidences of overestimation.-
dc.description.abstractThis study illustrates underestimation of patients' pain intensity by emergency nurses which is both clinically and statistically significant.-
dc.description.abstractImplications for nursing practice include a need for assessment of patients' pain intensity, the development of pain management protocols, and increased emphasis on education in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing curricula. Also there needs to be continued clinical audit of pain management standards.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational emergency nursingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18519050en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International emergency nursingen_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENTen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshBias (Epidemiology)-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshClinical Protocols-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Nursing-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNursing Audit-
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshPain-
dc.subject.meshPain Measurement-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Index-
dc.titleCongruence of pain assessment between nurses and emergency department patients: a replication.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEmergency Department, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland. martin.duignan@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational emergency nursingen_GB

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