Volume 24, Issue 4 (12-2014)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2014, 24(4): 30-37 | Back to browse issues page

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Dehghani M, Hakimi H, Mousazadeh S, Zeynali J, Samimian S. The Relationship between Pain and Anxiety throughout dressing among burn patients. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2014; 24 (4) :30-37
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Introduction: one of the main nursing cares for burn patients is debridement and daily dressing. These processes could build up stress and ache with patients. This anxiety possibly will affect on their physical and psychological aspects.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between anxiety and severe pain during or after dressing amongst burn patients.

Methods: This study a descriptive cross–sectional was done on 61 burned patients who were admitted to Velayat burn center using a Convenience sampling method. . Data was collected by using a questionnaire (demographic characteristic and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Burn Specific Pain Anxiety Scale (BSPAS)). Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: The result showed that the mean of anxiety before dressing change was 43.44±8.17 and pain after dressing change was 5.88± 2.69 and there is meaningful positive relationship between anxiety and pain (p< 0.0001, r= 0.455).

Conclusion: There is relationship between anxiety and severity of pain throughout the performance of dressing. Nurse’s role is to assess the degree of pain and nervousness during or after dressing. This task could effect on pain relief treatment to prevent injurious toward burn patients, physically and psychologically.

Keywords: Pain, Anxiety, Burn
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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/12/9 | Accepted: 2014/12/9 | Published: 2014/12/9

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