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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62--64

Behaviors are deceptive in pain estimation: A comparison between nurses and psychiatrists


Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Geetha Desai
Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.197955

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Aim: This study assessed the influence of pain behaviors on pain estimation by nurses and psychiatrists. Materials and Methods: Pain ratings performed by nurses and psychiatrists who observed the case scenarios using role plays were assessed. The data were computed and frequencies were derived. t-test was used to compare the ratings between the groups. Results: There was significant difference in the ratings of the pain severity by nurses and psychiatrists. Conclusions: Pain assessment is essential for the comprehensive management of pain. Training health professionals in pain assessments is very essential.






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