Effects of Patient Controlled Analgesia Convergence Education on Postoperative Pain Management in Spinal Surgery Patients

통증자가조절기 융합교육이 척추수술환자의 수술 후 통증관리에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of patient controlled analgesia(PCA) convergence education on postoperative pain management in spinal surgery patients. Sixty spinal surgery patients were included. For the experimental group(n=30), PCA education using video, booklet, and a PCA model practice was provided before surgery. The data were collected using questionnaire and were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ${\chi}^2-test$, Fisher's exact test, t-test and repeated measures ANOVA. PCA knowledge-attitude, PCA satisfaction and pain control satisfaction were higher in the experimental group than the control group(p<.001; p=.001; p<.001). Postoperative pain and frequency of additional analgesia use of the experimental group were significantly lower than those of the control group(p<.001; p=.001). This findings showed that the convergence PCA education of audiovisual aids with PCA practice training could be effective pain management intervention in patients undergoing spinal surgery. These apply to development of convergence nursing interventions in clinical practice.


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