Cesarean Postoperative Pain Satisfaction

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2011
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Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Brief Summary:


There is no significant difference in Cesarean patients' perceptions of overall pain management satisfaction between methods used for postoperative pain management.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

There is a significant difference between Cesarean patients' perceptions of advantages and disadvantages of three postoperative pain management methods identified by obstetrical patients.

Participants will be introduced to study by anesthesia personnel in labor and delivery. The subject will be informed of the desire for their input on their perceived satisfaction with their chosen method for post-operative pain management and will be asked to participate in an anonymous survey by their second day after surgery. They will be informed that this is voluntary. Method of post-operative medication administration will be determined by attending physician to be either: epidural, IVPCA, or oral medication. Methods will be initiated in recovery room or the operative suite.

Subjects will be identified on a postpartum admission log and a screening log will be created for study purposes.

Informed Consents will be obtained. The screening log entries will be numbered corresponding to a numbered survey. The screening log will contain demographic and other patient identifiers including age, ethnicity, parity, presence of labor prior to cesarean, admission status of baby, cost associated with method and presence of rescue drugs and costs of rescue drugs and method services. Refusal information, exclusion criteria, and time/date of survey completion will also be recorded. This log will be maintained under lock and key.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cesarean Postoperative Pain Satisfaction With Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia Intravenous, Oral, or Epidural Method
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
no biospecimens to be retained

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
post-operative cesarean patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking post-operative cesarean patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cesarean patients with know fetal demise
  • General/Local Anesthetic Method for Cesarean

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00922142

United States, Nebraska
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68510
Sponsors and Collaborators
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Deb Chambers, RN Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Responsible Party: Debbie Cahmber/Director Perinatal Nursing, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center Identifier: NCT00922142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 608-028
First Posted: June 17, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms