Kola, Susanna and Walsh, Jane C. (2008) The effect of pain on postoperative adjustment in patients undergoing colposcopy. In: Centre for Pain Research Annual Research Day, November 2008, Galway. (Unpublished)
Invasive medical procedures are considered very stressful and anxiety evoking by patients. Anxiety in turn affects acute pain, such that heightened anxiety reduces pain threshold, which may limit a physician’s ability to complete a procedure.
Anxiety and pain experienced by patients prior to and during medical procedures also impact negatively on postoperative outcomes, e.g., post-operative pain, poorer recovery, increased analgesic use, increased physical complaints, and reduced immune function (e.g., Kain et al., 2000; Kielcolt-Glaser et al., 1998; Osborn & Sandler, 2004).
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Awarded 1st Prize|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2011 10:42|
|Last Modified:||08 May 2014 14:33|
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