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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--136

Does pain behavior influence assessment of pain severity?


1 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Geetha Desai
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.132634

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Context: Nurses are involved in assessment of pain in most clinical settings. Pain continues to be underestimated and undertreated. Materials and Methods: This study assessed the rating of pain severity by nurses who observed the two case scenarios using role plays. The data were computed and frequency distribution was derived. Results: Majority of the nurses underrated the pain and based their ratings on various factors. Conclusions: It is important to increase the awareness among nurses about comprehensive assessment of pain for better management.






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