Burn patients' pain and anxiety experiences
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Burn Care Rehabil.
MANAGEMENT; INJURY; Emergency Medicine; Rehabilitation; Surgery
The purpose of this study was to examine burn patients' pain and anxiety experiences during resting conditions and procedures. The relationship of contextual factors and interventions to pain and anxiety were also explored. Procedural pain was significantly higher than resting pain (P = .02); however, there were no significant differences in anxiety between resting conditions and procedures (P = .16). There was a significant difference between burn patients' acceptable level of pain, resting pain, and procedural pain (P = .01). Resting pain was significantly lower than patients' acceptable level of pain (P = < .01). Procedural pain was slightly lower than patients' acceptable level of pain, but these results were not statistically significant (P = .37). Percent of total body surface burned was associated with increased procedural anxiety (P = .022). Family presence correlated with decreased procedural pain (P = .011) and midazolam use (P = .047). Prior experience with the procedure was associated with increased morphine(P = .003) and midazolam use (P = .029). These findings support the multifactorial nature of burn pain and anxiety and provide guidance for practice.
Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
"Burn patients' pain and anxiety experiences" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2946.