The Chronic Pain Incidence After Elective and Urgent Cesarean Sections
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The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of whether urgent or elective cesarean section on the occurrance of chronic pain.
Condition or disease
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of whether urgent or elective cesarean section on the occurrance of chronic pain. Patients aged between 18 - 45 years whose underwent urgent or elective cesarean section will be invited to participate in the study. Preoperatively in operating theatre, patients will be asked to complete the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS) questionnaire. In postoperative 6 months after discharge, patients will be called by an investigator who is blind to the study to evaluate the presence of chronic pain. Patients will be asked to grade the pain that they suffer using a numeric rating scale for the intensity of pain.
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