Self-Managing Postoperative Pain with the Use of a Novel, Interactive Device: A Proof of Concept Study.

Self-Managing Postoperative Pain with the Use of a Novel, Interactive Device: A Proof of Concept Study. Pain Res Manag. 2016;2016:9704185 Authors: Mordecai L, Leung FH, Carvalho CY, Reddi D, Lees M, Cone S, Fox Z, Williams AC, Brandner B Abstract Background. Pain is commonly experienced following surgical procedures. Suboptimal management is multifactorial. Objectives. The primary objective was to assess whether patients used a device (Navimed) to self-report pain over and above a normal baseline of observations. Secondary outcome measures included comparison of pain scores and patient use of and feedback on the device. Methods. In a prospective randomized controlled trial, elective gynaecological surgery patients received standard postoperative pain care or standard care plus the Navimed, which allowed them to self-report pain and offered interactive self-help options. Results. 52 female patients, 26 in each of device and standard groups, did not differ in the frequency of nurse-documented pain scores or mean pain scores provided to nurses. The device group additionally reported pain on the device (means 18.50 versus 11.90 pain ratings per day, t(32) = 2.75, p
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