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 (Unpublished)
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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:||07 Sep 2011 10:31|
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