Assessing the Effects of Educational Training Aimed to Improve Pain-reporting Reliability in Children After Surgery

U

University of Haifa

Status

Completed

Conditions

Surgery

Treatments

Other: Animation clips
Other: Instructions

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04306679
0091-19-RMB

Details and patient eligibility

About

Treating pain, just as treating other medical conditions, depends on accurate assessment of patient's condition. When assessing pain, as other subjective symptoms, the challenge is twofold because the assessment is dependent on patient's understanding and use of the scale, all the more so in children So far, attempts to improve pain assessments have been focused on the development and refining pain scales. No emphasis has been placed on improving patient's ability to report their pain. Our purpose is to evaluate a training program designed to improve the quality of children's post-surgical pain intensity reports. After receiving Helsinki approval, eligible children and their parents will signed informed-consent. After surgery, the children, their parents, and the department nurses will assess children's pain intensity. Immediately after the nurse assessment, parents will assess their child's pain (blindly and independently) and the children will report their pain on four different pain scales. Children aged 8-17, hospitalized in Rambam medical-center for elective surgery will be invited to participate. Children in the experimental group will be exposed to a training program, developed for this study, aimed to teach and train how to report pain. The control group will receive the standard pre-surgical instructions.

Enrollment

98 patients

Sex

All

Ages

8 to 17 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • children at age 8-17 years;
  • absence of psychiatry, cognitive, and/or neurological disorders;
  • understand the purpose and the instructions of the study, agree to participate and parent signed inform consent.

Exclusion criteria

1. children suffering from Post traumatic stress disorder.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

98 participants in 2 patient groups

Interventional arm
Experimental group
Description:
The intervention, which was aimed to educate children on how to use pain scales and provide reliable pain assessments was based on a two short animation clips, lasting approximately 5 min each, and a short (5 min) guided interaction between the study nurse and the participants, in between the two clips.
Treatment:
Other: Animation clips
Control
Other group
Description:
Children underwent the routine pre-operative preparations, which included a section on pain assessment.
Treatment:
Other: Instructions

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