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Revista Dor

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GIANCOLI, Lívia Gabriela Truvilho et al. Pain treatment presentation and manual have not changed the prescription of analgesics in the postoperative period of gynecological surgeries. Rev. dor [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.4, pp.338-342. ISSN 1806-0013.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1806-00132012000400006.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The planning of analgesia to treat acute postoperative pain is critical for its effective control, because if untreated it brings noxious changes for the body. This study aimed at analyzing the change in analgesics prescription in the postoperative period of gynecological surgeries before and after a symposium and the distribution of a pain treatment manual. METHOD: This is a prospective study with 72 patients aged between 18 and 80 years, submitted to gynecological surgeries, to evaluate the effectiveness of postoperative analgesia by the pain numerical scale and analgesics prescription before and after a presentation and the distribution of a postoperative pain treatment manual to assistant physicians, residents and intern physicians of the Gynecology Clinic of a medium-sized teaching hospital. RESULTS: Pain intensity in the first postoperative hour was 3.62 ± 2.48 for group 1; 3.62 ± 3.65 for group 2; 2.58 ± 1.93 for group 3 (p = 0.33). In the 12th hour, pain intensity was 3.62 ± 2.28, for group 1; 3.91 ± 3.26, for group 2; 3.50 ± 2.14, for group 3 (p = 0.85). In the 24th hour, mean pain intensity was 2.35 ± 1.98, for group 1; 3.70 ± 2.75, for group 2; 2.95 ± 1.65, for group 3 (p = 0.12). In the 48th hour, mean intensity has varied from 3.00 ± 1.82, for group 1; 3.44 ± 1.81, for group 2; 3.33 ± 1.36, for group 3 (p = 0.90). As observed, there have been no statistically significant differences between stages in the 1st, 12th, 24th e 48th postoperative hour. CONCLUSION: Proposed intervention has not brought statistically significant changes, however the multimodal analgesic combination used has provided adequate analgesia.

Keywords : Analgesia; Gynecology; Pain evaluation; Surgery.

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