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A quasi-experimental nursing study on pain in comatose patients

A quasi-experimental nursing study on pain in comatose patients

Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem 69(5): 927-932

to verify whether comatose patients feel pain during the bed bath nursing procedure. nineteen patients aged 61 ± 17.39 years participated in the study. A quantitative analysis was conducted on the P substance (PS) in the saliva collected before and during a bed bath, using the ELISA method. Program Graph Pad Prisma 6 was used to analyze the data. The verification of normality was made through the Shapiro Wilk test, which determined the choice for the Wilcoxon nonparametric test. the study showed a statistically significant increase (∆= 5.62%, p<0.001) in the PS level of the patients studied during the nursing procedure. when caring for comatose patients during a bed bath, professionals cause or add painful stimuli; therefore, they feel pain.

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DOI: 10.1590/0034-7167-2015-0121

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