| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 134--136
Does pain behavior influence assessment of pain severity?
Geetha Desai1, Santosh K Chaturvedi1, Lalitha Krishnaswamy2
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
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.
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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