Record number :
781390
Title of article :
Efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia in women cholecystectomy patients Original Research Article
Author/Authors :
Carrie Knapp-Spooner، نويسنده , , Beverly A. Karlik، نويسنده , , Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis، نويسنده , , Adela Yarcheski، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1995
Pages :
9
From page :
434
To page :
442
Abstract :
The purpose of this comparative study was to examine differences in pain intensity, sleep disturbance, sleep effectiveness, fatigue, and vigor between patients undergoing cholecystectomy who received either patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) or intramuscular (IM) injections of narcotics for postoperative pain. The PCA group consisted of 16 women, aged 22–58; the IM group consisted of 10 women, aged 22–60. Data were collected on patientsʹ postoperative days 1 and 2. Findings indicated that patients receiving PCA reported less pain on postoperative day 1 and less fatigue on postoperative day 2 than patients receiving IM injections of narcotics.
Journal title :
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Serial Year :
1995
Link To Document :
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