Search for dissertations about: "Pain-o-Meter"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the word Pain-o-Meter.

  1. 6. Patients with unexplained chest pain ? Pain experience, stress, coping and health-related quality of life

    Author : Margaretha Jerlock; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : chest pain; coping; illness; life events; nursing; quality of life; sleep; stress symptom;

    Abstract : Chest pain is a common symptom that causes individuals to seek acute care at emergency departments; however, more than half of these patients are judged to have no organic cause to their pain. In Sweden, the number of patients discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of unexplained chest pain (UCP) has increased from 8,432 in 1987 to 17,555 in 2005. READ MORE

  2. 7. Third stage of labour-studies on management, blood loss and pain in Angola and Sweden

    Author : Elisabeth Jangsten; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; third stage of labour; active management of the third stage of labour; postpartum haemorrhage; AMTSL; expectant management of the third stage of labour; EMTSL; maternal mortality; oxytocin; uterine contractions; labour pain; Midwifery;

    Abstract : Management of the third stage of labour and risk factors for blood loss have been the focus of investigation for a long time. The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate management of the third stage of labour and its infl uence on blood loss and women’s experience of afterpains in both a low- and a high-income country, as well as midwives’ experience of managing this stage. READ MORE

  3. 8. Pain in the elderly. Rating scales, prevalence and verbal expression of pain and pain relief

    Author : Ingrid Bergh; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Pain; prevalence; pain scales; elderly; pain relief; verbal expression of pain.;

    Abstract : Aims: The overall purpose of the studies was to examine the prevalence of pain in elderly people and to evaluate the applicability of pain scales in assessing pain and pain relief in elderly patients.Methods: In Paper I, 167 geriatric patients (M=81 years) rated their current experience of pain twice with a 5-minute interval in between on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Graphic Rating Scale (GRS) and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), and were then asked if they experienced pain, ache or hurt or other symptoms. READ MORE

  4. 9. Sex and gender differences in patients undergoing ablation of atrial arrhythmias

    Author : Carina Carnlöf; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Background: Women and men differ in the prevalence of arrhythmias. Furthermore, there are sex and gender differences in referral for ablation, symptom severity, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), functional impairment and response to treatment, risk factors, and outcomes. READ MORE

  5. 10. Unexplained chest pain in men and women - symptom perception and outcome

    Author : Annika Janson Fagring; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Chest pain; unexplained chest pain; gender; daily life; psychosocial factors; stress; healthrelated quality of life;

    Abstract : Patients with chest pain account for a large number of all patients seeking health care. The majority of these patients are referred to emergency departments (ED) and many of them are given a discharge diagnosis of unexplained chest pain (UCP). Our knowledge of this increasing number of patients with UCP is limited. READ MORE