Pain Quantification and Management for Standard Interventional Radiology (IR) Procedures With Subsequent Patient Satisfaction Analysis
During the IR procedure, nurses commonly ask patients to tell them what their pain level is
on a 0-10 scale. For those who participate in the study, these numbers will be used to
calculate average pain levels. Study participants will be asked to complete the same 0-10
pain scale during the recovery period until time of discharge or admission to the hospital.
According to standard criteria when giving conscious sedation, patients will remain in a
communicable state throughout the procedure and during the recovery period prior to
discharge, and thus, will be able to express a pain level during these times. The same
questionnaire will be given for seven days after the procedure, which will be completed on a
self-addressed, stamped postcard to be mailed back to UTMDACC. The last postcard will have
a couple of questions about patient satisfaction. Once the last postcard is mailed in, the
patient's participation in the study is over. Each questionnaire should take less than 5
minutes to complete.
This is an investigational study. About 374 patients will take part in this study. All will
be enrolled at UTMDACC.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
To measure and record patients' pain levels before, during, and after standard procedures performed in Interventional Radiology (IR).
Prachee Singh, BS
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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