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Pain Measurement and Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU) (PIJNICU2)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
St. Antonius Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a pain training program and systematic measurement of pain scores on actual pain levels and the use of analgesics in critically ill patients.

Condition Intervention
Critically Ill Patients Other: A Pain training program and pain measurement

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain Measurement and Pain Management in the ICU

Further study details as provided by St. Antonius Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain scores using the numerical rating scale, rated by the attending nurse and by the patient if possible. [ Time Frame: 3 times a day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose of all pain medication (morphine, paracetamol) per patient [ Time Frame: 24 hr ]
  • Length of stay in the ICU [ Time Frame: ICU stay ]
  • Pneumonia [ Time Frame: ICU stay ]
  • 30 day Mortality [ Time Frame: within 30 days ]

Enrollment: 190
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
pain training program
ICU Patients treated with or without pain management protocol
Other: A Pain training program and pain measurement
Comparing patients treated with and without analgesia and sedation protocol
Other Names:
  • pain measurement
  • pain management

Detailed Description:
Systematic evaluation of pain, though still not common practice in all ICUs, is recommended in clinical practice guidelines for optimal pain management. Pain is a frequently experienced problem in patients in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU). In search of literature to support the need for introduction of a pain management system and to train the entire health staff in our department little information was found concerning the effects of pain training and pain management systems in the ICU. The small number of available studies may be explained by the difficulty of systematic pain measurement in ICU patients, mainly due to the inability to communicate effectively with these patients.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Critically ill patients, 18 years and older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to the ICU of the St. Antonius hospital, >18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are suspected to be brain-dead
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00773045

Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Antonius Hospital
Principal Investigator: Peter Bruins, MD, PhD Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein
  More Information

Responsible Party: P Bruins, MD, PhD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, St Antonius Hospital Identifier: NCT00773045     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PIJNICU2/Z06.11
Study First Received: October 15, 2008
Last Updated: October 15, 2008

Keywords provided by St. Antonius Hospital:
pain scores
critically ill patients
pain management
pain measurement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
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