Post Hemorrhoidectomy Anorectal Pain
|The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03240185|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Hemorrhoid Pain||Behavioral: deep breathing exercises|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Guided Breathing Exercises on Anorectal Pain in Patients With Symptomatic Hemorrhoids|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 2, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 15, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 15, 2019|
Patients undergoing hemorrhoid surgery who receive education regarding deep breathing exercises for pain control as part of their preoperative appointment
Behavioral: deep breathing exercises
Patients receive education on deep breathing exercises for pain control as part of their pre-operative appointment
- Pain scores [ Time Frame: within ~30 days of surgery, at the time of post-operative clinic visit ]The Wong-Baker faces pain score scale which displays 6 faces with scores of 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, where 0=no hurt and 10=worst hurt will be used in the pre-operative and post-operative surveys to assess each patient's self reported pain level. the lower the score the more favorable/less pain.
- Utilization of breathing exercises [ Time Frame: within ~30 days of surgery, at the time of post-operative clinic visit ]Response to two questions in the post-operative survey will be used to assess wehether the patient did the breathing exercises after surgery (yes or no) and if they did how man times daily did they do the breathing exercises- <2, 3-5, or >5.
- Admissions within 30 Days of Surgery [ Time Frame: within 30 days of surgery ]The number of patients who required admission for pain control/infection/bleeding/other complication within 30 days of surgery will be determined from a review of the medical records.
- Emergency Department visits within 30 Days of Surgery [ Time Frame: within 30 days of surgery ]Evaluating number of patients who visited the Emergency Department within 30 days of surgery will be determined from a review of the medical records.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03240185
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118|
|Study Chair:||Jason Hall, MD||Boston Medical Center|