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Comparison of Verbal Rating Scale and Numerical Rating Scale in Post Anesthesia Care Unit

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03768102
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jin-Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
In the postanesthetic care unit(PACU), patients who are recovering from anesthesia are not easy to communicate with. Accordingly, accurate evaluation of acute surgical pain is difficult for PACU patients in spite of severe postoperative pain. Therefore, pain evaluation is clinically important and challenging in PACU. The pain evaluation tool should be simple and easy to understand for accurate assessment. Among the most commonly used pain assessment methods are numerical rating scale(NRS), visual analogue scale(VAS) and verbal rating scale(VRS). These three methods have proved valid for clinical situations in many studies. VRS appears to be easier to understand than the other two methods for patients in PACU. The purpose of this study is to compare NRS and VRS in PACU patients.

Condition or disease
Pain Measurement Acute Pain Postoperative Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparative Study of Verbal Rating Scale and Numerical Rating Scale in Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Estimated Study Start Date : December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2019



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain measurement by the numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]

    Patients verbally requested to rate their pain : "Rate your pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (unbearable pain)".

    0 point is the minimum and 10 point is the maximum. The higher the score, the more severe the pain.


  2. Pain measurement by the numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 20 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]
    Patients verbally requested to rate their pain : "Rate your pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (unbearable pain)" 0 point is the minimum and 10 point is the maximum. The higher the score, the more severe the pain.

  3. Pain measurement by the numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 40 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]
    Patients verbally requested to rate their pain : "Rate your pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (unbearable pain)" 0 point is the minimum and 10 point is the maximum. The higher the score, the more severe the pain.

  4. Pain measurement by the verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 5 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]
    Patients verbally requested to answer which of the four categories you belong to : no pain, mild pain, moderate pain, severe pain

  5. Pain measurement by the verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 20 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]
    Patients verbally requested to answer which of the four categories you belong to : no pain, mild pain, moderate pain, severe pain

  6. Pain measurement by the verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 40 minutes after transferred into the postanesthesia care unit ]
    Patients verbally requested to answer which of the four categories you belong to : no pain, mild pain, moderate pain, severe pain

  7. nonresponse rate of the numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    the rate of assessment failures among the total number of assessment

  8. nonresponse rate of the verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    the rate of assessment failures among the total number of assessment



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
An adult patient who has been transferred to the recovery room after receiving general anesthesia
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients who underwent general anesthesia
  • The American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) physical status classification system : class 1, 2, 3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) physical status classification system : class 4, 5

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03768102


Contacts
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Contact: Jae-Yeong Jeon, B.A. +82-10-2860-0396 wodud832@gmail.com

Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Seoul national university hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jin-Tae Kim, Ph.D. Seoul National University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Jin-Tae Kim, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03768102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SNUMR2-3
First Posted: December 7, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

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