Pain Quantification and Pain Management in Interventional Radiology (IR)
- To measure and record patients' pain levels before, during, and after standard procedures performed in IR.
- To compare different procedures to respective pain levels and patient satisfaction (as determined by questionnaire).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pain Quantification and Management for Standard Interventional Radiology (IR) Procedures With Subsequent Patient Satisfaction Analysis|
- To measure and record patients' pain levels before, during, and after standard procedures performed in Interventional Radiology (IR). [ Time Frame: 6 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To find a standard method of pain management for each procedure type. [ Time Frame: 6 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients having a standard procedure performed in Interventional Radiology.
Questionnaires about the pain level experienced during and after standard procedures are performed in the IR.
Other Name: Survey
During the IR procedure, nurses commonly ask patients to tell them what their pain level is on a 0-10 scale. For those who participate in the study, these numbers will be used to calculate average pain levels. Study participants will be asked to complete the same 0-10 pain scale during the recovery period until time of discharge or admission to the hospital. According to standard criteria when giving conscious sedation, patients will remain in a communicable state throughout the procedure and during the recovery period prior to discharge, and thus, will be able to express a pain level during these times. The same questionnaire will be given for seven days after the procedure, which will be completed on a self-addressed, stamped postcard to be mailed back to UTMDACC. The last postcard will have a couple of questions about patient satisfaction. Once the last postcard is mailed in, the patient's participation in the study is over. Each questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
This is an investigational study. About 374 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at UTMDACC.
|United States, Texas|
|U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Prachee Singh, BS||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|