Quality pain management in the hospital setting from the patient's perspective.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
Sigurdsson, Gisli H
Ward, Sandra E
MetadataShow full item record
CitationPain Pract. 2015, 15 (3):236-46
AbstractPain management is a crucial issue for patients, and patients' perception of care is an important quality outcome criterion for health care institutions. Pain remains a common problem in hospitals, with subsequent deleterious effects on well-being.
To assess the epidemiology of pain (frequency, severity, and interference), patient participation in pain treatment decisions, and patient satisfaction with care in a hospital setting.
A point-prevalence study was conducted. Data were collected with the American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (Icelandic version). Participants (n = 308) were ≥ 18 years old, alert, and hospitalized for ≥ 24 hours.
The response rate was 73%. The mean age of participants was 67.5 (SD = 17.4; range 18 to 100) years, and 49% were men. Pain prevalence in the past 24 hours was 83%, mean worst pain severity was 4.6 (SD = 3.1), and 35% experienced severe pain (≥ 7 on 0 to 10 scale). Moderate to severe interference with activities and sleep was experienced by 36% and 29% of patients respectively. Patient participation in decision making was weakly associated with spending less time in severe pain and better pain relief. Patient satisfaction was related to spending less time in severe pain, better pain relief, and lower pain severity (P < 0.05).
Pain was both prevalent and severe in the hospital, but patient participation in decision making was related to better outcomes. Optimal pain management, with emphasis on patient participation in decision making, should be encouraged in an effort to improve the quality of care in hospitals.
DescriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the page
RightsArchived with thanks to Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain
- Evaluating the quality of pain management in a hospital setting: testing the psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the revised American Pain Society patient outcome questionnaire.
- Authors: Zoëga S, Ward S, Gunnarsdottir S
- Issue date: 2014 Mar
- The effectiveness of the Pain Resource Nurse Program to improve pain management in the hospital setting: A cluster randomized controlled trial.
- Authors: Gunnarsdottir S, Zoëga S, Serlin RC, Sveinsdottir H, Hafsteinsdottir EJG, Fridriksdottir N, Gretarsdottir ET, Ward SE
- Issue date: 2017 Oct
- Quality pain management practices in a university hospital.
- Authors: Zoëga S, Ward SE, Sigurdsson GH, Aspelund T, Sveinsdottir H, Gunnarsdottir S
- Issue date: 2015 Jun
- Evaluation of the quality of acute pain management in a pediatric surgical setting: Validation of a parent proxy modified version of the revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire.
- Authors: Chaw S, Lo Y, Shariffuddin II, Wong J, Lee J, Leong DW, Ng KW, Chan L
- Issue date: 2019 Jan
- A Prospective Evaluation of Shared Decision-making Regarding Analgesics Selection for Older Emergency Department Patients With Acute Musculoskeletal Pain.
- Authors: Holland WC, Hunold KM, Mangipudi SA, Rittenberg AM, Yosipovitch N, Platts-Mills TF
- Issue date: 2016 Mar