Procedural Pain on Satisfaction
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Procedural Pain on Satisfaction.
Pain is an universal phenomenon. It is considered to be the’ fifth vital sign’. Pain originating from intramuscular injection should not be underestimated, because a painful injection might incite severe fear of injection, which may delay the patient seeking medical help. Pain management is reflected on patient satisfaction. Improving patient satisfaction in hospitals is a high priority for organizations seeking to improve patient care.
The study was intended to determine the relationship between pain response and satisfaction among patients receiving intramuscular injection. It also revealed the association of satisfaction with demographic and clinical variable.
Using Quantitative approach, a descriptive design was undertaken for this study. Subjects receiving intramuscular injection in the injection room of a tertiary care centre were selected. A total of 102 samples were collected using consecutive sampling technique. Subjects with infectious skin diseases, bleeding disorder, trauma and injury, cognitively impairment were excluded from the study. After obtaining informed consent from the subject, data was collected using Numerical rating scale and satisfaction questionnaire.
The mean pain response was 3.15±1.44. It also identified that 58.8% subjects were highly satisfied with the intramuscular injection procedure. There was an evidence of statistically significant negative correlation between pain response and satisfaction among subjects receiving intramuscular injection (ρ= -0.439).
Procedural pain should never be ignored. It can significantly influence the satisfaction of the patient.
Pain, Intramuscular injection, Procedural pain, Satisfaction.