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Table 9 Results obtained in particular groups in Clinical Quality Indicators in Postoperative Pain Management scale and comparison of both groups

From: Assessment of postoperative pain management and comparison of effectiveness of pain relief treatment involving paravertebral block and thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing posterolateral thoracotomy

  Group Mann - Whitney U test p
Paravertebral block Epidural analgesia Total
Mean Median N Standard deviation Mean Median N Standard deviation Mean Median N Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Before my operation I was told about the type of pain treatment I would be offered after surgery 4.90 5.00 30 0.31 4.93 5.00 30 0.25 4.92 5.00 60 0.28 4.00 5.00 435.00 .643
After my operation I talked with a nurse about how I wanted my pain to be treated 4.50 5.00 30 1.17 4.53 5.00 30 1.17 4.52 5.00 60 1.16 1.00 5.00 437.00 .776
I received support or help in finding a comfortable position in bed to help avoid pain 4.63 5.00 30 0.85 4.57 5.00 30 1.04 4.60 5.00 60 0.94 1.00 5.00 441.50 .852
I was given the opportunity for peace and quiet so I could sleep at night 4.43 5.00 30 0.97 4.53 5.00 30 0.82 4.48 5.00 60 0.89 2.00 5.00 432.00 .737
Even if I did not always ask for it, I was given pain medication 4.73 5.00 30 0.64 4.87 5.00 30 0.43 4.80 5.00 60 0.55 3.00 5.00 418.00 .423
The staff asked me about the pain I had when I breathed deeply, sat up, or moved around 4.83 5.00 30 0.53 4.93 5.00 30 0.25 4.88 5.00 60 0.42 3.00 5.00 433.00 .600
To determine my level of pain a member of the staff asked me to pick a number between 1 and 10 (or make a mark on a straight line) at least once every morning, after- noon, and evening 4,80 5,00 30 0,81 4,93 5,00 30 0,25 4,87 5,00 60 0,60 1,00 5,00 448,00 .945
The nurses helped me with pain treatment until I was satisfied with the effects of pain relief 4,87 5,00 30 0,51 4,87 5,00 30 0,35 4,87 5,00 60 0,43 3,00 5,00 424,00 .460
I had a pleasant room 4,67 5,00 30 0,76 4,93 5,00 30 0,25 4,80 5,00 60 0,58 2,00 5,00 387,00 .115
There have been enough nurses on duty for some- one to respond quickly to my request for pain relief 4,77 5,00 30 0,63 4,70 5,00 30 0,60 4,73 5,00 60 0,61 3,00 5,00 411,50 ,398
When nurses come on duty, they know ‘everything’ about how much pain I have had and the pain treatment I have received 4,87 5,00 30 0,51 4,87 5,00 30 0,43 4,87 5,00 60 0,47 3,00 5,00 437,00 ,688
The nurses are knowledgeable about how to relieve my pain 4,93 5,00 30 0,37 4,93 5,00 30 0,25 4,93 5,00 60 0,31 3,00 5,00 436,00 ,584
The nurses believe me when I tell them about my pain 4,90 5,00 30 0,40 4,93 5,00 30 0,37 4,92 5,00 60 0,38 3,00 5,00 435,50 ,570
The nurses and doctors have cooperated in treating my pain 4,93 5,00 30 0,37 4,93 5,00 30 0,25 4,93 5,00 60 0,31 3,00 5,00 436,00 ,584
Highest level of pain within the last 24 h 6,03 6,50 30 2,24 5,30 5,00 30 2,59 5,67 5,00 60 2,43 1,00 10,00 368,00 ,221
Lowest level of pain within the last 24 h 1,57 2,00 30 1,19 0,93 0,00 30 1,48 1,25 1,00 60 1,37 0,00 6,00 300,00 ,019
Current pain 2,20 2,00 30 1,52 1,80 1,50 30 2,07 2,00 2,00 60 1,81 0,00 9,00 353,50 ,144
Satisfaction with pain management 9,03 10,00 30 1,67 9,07 10,00 30 1,60 9,05 10,00 60 1,62 2,00 10,00 436,50 ,819