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dc.contributor.authorDuignan, Martin
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Virginia
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
html.description.abstractTo ascertain congruence between patients' self-report of pain intensity and nurses' assessment of their pain intensity.
html.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.
html.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.
html.description.abstractThis study illustrates underestimation of patients' pain intensity by emergency nurses which is both clinically and statistically significant.
html.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.


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