Translated Titles

The Experiences of Postoperative Pain in Orthopedic Patients without Patient-controlled Analgesia




葉美玲(Mei-Ling Yeh);鐘玉珠(Yu-Chu Chung)

Key Words

骨科手術 ; 疼痛經驗 ; 質性研究法 ; orthopedic surgery ; pain experience ; qualitative method



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

10卷3期(2009 / 12 / 01)

Page #

26 - 38

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Postoperative pain is one of the most common therapeutic problems caused from surgery. To explore the pain experience of surgical patients without the patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) after operation will contribute nurses to develop other effective analgesic interventions to alleviate patients' postoperative pain. A qualitative descript study with a semi-structure interview on two orthopedic surgical patients with acute pain was designed and conducted. All interviews were tape-recoded and transcribed verbatim. Data from the interviews were analyzed and categorized according to the constant comparative method of data analysis. Three themes emerged were (1) unalleviated pain, (2) the endurance of pain because of economy, (3) information shortage about PCA, and (4) misconception on analgesic methods. According to the patients' perspective and suggestion on the needs of postoperative care, medical and nursing personnel should to face the patient's pain experiences without the PCA after surgery and actively provide analgesic strategies and information to alleviate postoperative pain.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學
醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學
Times Cited
  1. 李秋譁(2014)。不同衛教方式對術後病人自控式止痛的認知及滿意度成效之探討。義守大學醫務管理學系學位論文。2014。1-106。