Exploring influencing factors of postoperative pain in school-age children undergoing elective surgery

Chieng, Ying Jia Shermin, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi, Liam, Joanne Li Wee, Klainin-Yobas, Piyanee, Wang, Wenru and He, Hong-Gu (2013) Exploring influencing factors of postoperative pain in school-age children undergoing elective surgery. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 18 3: 243-252. doi:10.1111/jspn.12030


Author Chieng, Ying Jia Shermin
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Liam, Joanne Li Wee
Klainin-Yobas, Piyanee
Wang, Wenru
He, Hong-Gu
Title Exploring influencing factors of postoperative pain in school-age children undergoing elective surgery
Journal name Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-6155
1539-0136
Publication date 2013-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jspn.12030
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 243
End page 252
Total pages 10
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to examine the influencing factors of postoperative pain among children undergoing elective surgery.
Design and Methods. A survey was conducted in 2011 with a convenience sample of 66 children, 6 to 14 years old, in a tertiary hospital in Singapore.
Results. Children experienced moderate preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain. Gender, preoperative anxiety, and negative emotional behaviors were significant influencing factors for postoperative pain. Boys reported less postoperative pain than girls.
Practice Implications. Effective strategies for assessing and managing children's preoperative anxiety are needed to achieve an optimal postoperative pain management outcome.
Keyword Anxiety
Child
Pain
Postoperative
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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