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Detailed Pain Pattern After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Koge Identifier:
First received: April 13, 2010
Last updated: April 15, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
Pain after laparoscopic groin hernia repair consist of different pain components (overall pain, shoulder pain, incisional pain and visceral pain). Thus it is important to find out which of these pain components that is most severe, so intervention can be targeted.

Inguinal Hernia
Femoral Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Early Pain Pattern and Its Components After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Koge:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall pain during coughing (visual analog scale) [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • shoulder pain during coughing (visual analog scale and verbal rating scale) [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
  • incisional pain during coughing (visual analog scale and verbal rating scale) [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
  • visceral pain during coughing (visual analog scale and verbal rating scale) [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
lap. hernia repair
undergoing laparoscopic groin hernia repair

Detailed Description:

Details about the components of early pain after laparoscopic groin hernia repair are lacking. A description of each component (overall pain, shoulder pain,incisional pain and visceral pain) is needed, so intervention against the different pain components can be targeted.

Patients fill out questionnaires about pain before operation and day 0-3 after operation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients are consecutively included in this study. They are all undergoing elective laparoscopic groin hernia repair.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men
  • 18-69 years
  • uni- or bilateral hernia
  • ASA I-II
  • Danish speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bad compliance
  • acute operation
  • daily intake of opioids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01105039

University Hospital Koge
Koge, Sealand, Denmark, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Koge
Principal Investigator: Mette A Tolver, M.D. Koge Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mette Astrup Tolver/MD., ph.d.-student, University Hospital Koge, gastroabdominal department Identifier: NCT01105039     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SJ-125X
Study First Received: April 13, 2010
Last Updated: April 15, 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital Koge:
Pain pattern
overall pain
incisional pain
shoulder pain
visceral pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Hernia, Femoral
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on May 25, 2017