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The effect of pain on postoperative adjustment in patients undergoing colposcopy

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 (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    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
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:42
    Last Modified: 08 May 2014 15:33
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9758

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