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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

versão On-line ISSN 1983-1447

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MARTIN, Andrea Regina et al. Acute pain from the perspective of minor trauma patients treated at the emergency unit. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.2, pp.14-20. ISSN 1983-1447.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2015.02.48728.

OBJECTIVE:

To study the factors that influence the perception of acute pain and the consequences of this experience in patients suffering from mild trauma.

METHOD:

Descriptive qualitative study conducted in an emergency service in southern Brazil. Data was collected in October 2013, through semi-structured interviews with 29 individuals who reported pain after physical trauma, regardless of the triggering factor. To process the data, we used a Content Analysis technique, subject modality.

RESULTS:

Two categories emerged: Factors that influence the perception of pain resulting from trauma and, Consequences of acute pain due to trauma. The acute pain sensation was influenced by biological, emotional, spiritual and socio-cultural factors and induced biological and emotional consequences for individuals.

CONCLUSION:

The health professionals need to consider the factors that influence soreness and its consequences for the proper assessment and management of pain resulting from trauma.

Palavras-chave : Acute pain; Pain perception; Wounds and injuries; Emergency medical service; Nursing care.

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