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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

Suresh Yadav, Geetha Desai, Santosh K Chaturvedi 
 Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Geetha Desai
Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India

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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Yadav S, Desai G, Chaturvedi SK. Behaviors are deceptive in pain estimation: A comparison between nurses and psychiatrists.Indian J Palliat Care 2017;23:62-64


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Yadav S, Desai G, Chaturvedi SK. Behaviors are deceptive in pain estimation: A comparison between nurses and psychiatrists. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];23:62-64
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