Patients’ Perspective of Acute Post-operative Pain Management: A Multicentre Survey of Tertiary Hospitals in Maharashtra, India | Chapter 08 | New Horizons in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 8
When postoperative pain is adequately controlled, patients' satisfaction and patient-related outcomes (PROs) increase. Understanding the patients' perspective is crucial since it supports in the formulation of improvement strategies.
Because wrong attitudes and assumptions might block pain alleviation, patients' attitudes and beliefs are critical. As a result, a multicenter study of patients' attitudes, beliefs, experiences, and satisfaction levels with acute postoperative pain management was done in Maharashtra's tertiary hospitals. In addition, the responses were examined to evaluate if the Acute Pain Service (APS) resulted in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.A 13-item questionnaire adapted from previous studies was used to capture patients' experiences with postoperative pain treatment. The responses of 179 patients are included in the study. The findings revealed that 91.6 percent of patients experienced postoperative pain, with 75.5 percent experiencing moderate to severe pain. Despite this, 91.06 percent of patients were pleased with their treatment. Patients in the APS group had a decreased proportion of moderate-to-severe pain (44.23 percent) and better levels of satisfaction (100 percent ). Although 35.2 percent of patients agreed that postoperative pain management should be done as effectively as feasible, they also had a number of misconceptions, which were likely perpetuated by health-care providers' counselling. Even with an APS in place, the findings show that postoperative pain management is insufficient. It is critical to emphasise patient and health-care provider education in order to improve pain treatment and outcomes.
Samina Khaliloddin Khatib
Rural Medical College, Loni, Ahmadnagar, India.
Syed Shamim N. Razvi
M. A. Rangoonwalla College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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