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Title: Pain in emergency units: correlation with risk classification categories
Authors: VIVEIROS, Wandressa LeticiaOKUNO, Meiry Fernanda PintoCAMPANHARO, Cassia Regina VanciniLOPES, Maria Carolina Barbosa TeixeiraOLIVEIRA, Gabriella NovelliBATISTA, Ruth Ester Assayag
Citation: REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE ENFERMAGEM, v.26, article ID e3070, 8p, 2018
Abstract: Objectives: to correlate risk classification categories with the level of pain of patients in an emergency service. Method: cross-sectional study carried out in the Risk Classification of 611 patients. The variables studied were: age, gender, comorbidities, complaint duration, medical specialty, signs and symptoms, outcome, color attributed in the risk classification of and degree of pain. We used Analysis of Variance, a Chi-Square test and a Likelihood Ratio test. Results: the average age was 42.1 years (17.8); 59.9% were women; the green (58.9%) and yellow (22.7%) risk classification prevailed and hypertension (18.3%) was the most common Comorbidity. The most frequent pain intensity was moderate (25.9%). In the red category, patients presented a higher percentage of absence of pain; in the blue, mild pain; and in the green, yellow and orange categories, there was a greater percentage of intense pain (p < 0.0001). Conclusion: among the patients who presented pain, the majority reported moderate intensity. Regarding risk categories, most patients in the red category did not report pain. Those who were classified as green, yellow and orange, reported mostly intense pain. On the other hand, patients in the blue category reported predominantly mild pain.
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