Prevalence of Pain in Inpatient at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Recruitment status was Recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||May 27, 2011|
|Last Updated Date||June 30, 2011|
|Start Date ICMJE||March 2011|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Prevalence of pain [ Time Frame: within 48 to 72 hours after admission to hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Presence of pain in the last 24 hours of hospitalization
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01386307 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Prevalence of Pain in Inpatient at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires|
|Official Title ICMJE||¿Cuál es la Prevalencia de Dolor en internación en el Hospital Italiano?|
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of patients with acute and chronic pain in the area of inpatient at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
The diagnosis and treatment of pain during hospitalization are becoming increasingly important. In recent decades there have been articles that explain that pain is underdiagnosed, that there are patients who do not receive treatment or that it fails to decrease pain intensity. It has now been shown that pain is a common problem during hospitalization, showing a prevalence of 38 to 91% depending on the population studied.
Published studies show that there are three types of pain during hospitalization: acute or chronic pain that motivates the admission and continues during hospitalization, pain that appears during hospitalization but was not the cause of the admission or associated with health care, and,pain that appears during the hospitalization associated with health care. To complete the description of patients with pain during hospitalization it has been suggested the existence of a fourth group of patients presenting with chronic pain that does not motivate the admission but persists and does not interfere during hospitalization. In a study evaluating the Italian population shows that the prevalence of pain is modified by marital status and age, and the intensity of pain increases with time evolution of pain and days of hospital stay. Some studies, mainly in Europe, show that the use of analgesics is high but the adherence to guideline recommendations for treatment of pain is low, or that the presence of pain is not recorded in the medical chart compared to the indication of analgesic treatment.
These results demonstrate the need to determine the prevalence of pain in hospitalization at each institution, distinguishing the case of pain prior to admission or appearing during the same (or motivation), evaluating the indication of pain at each hospital, in order to learn about the current situation and design and implement actions to improve pain management in this institution.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Probability Sample|
Patients older than 18 years, hospitalized at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires and admitted 24 to 72 hours before the evaluation.
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||800|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Argentina|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01386307|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||1670|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||No|
|Responsible Party||María Luján Bechelli, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires|
|Verification Date||May 2011|
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