The Effect of Exercise Induced Pain Relief by Nurse Supervisor in Rheumatic Patients

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Chu- Bei Huang, BS
Nursing depatment, Taipei Veterans General Hospital(TVGH), Taipei, Taiwan
Yu-Chu Pai, MSN
Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital(TVGH), Taipei, Taiwan
Hui-Wen Huang, BS
Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: To explore the degree of pain symptoms among rheumatology patients.

Learning Objective 2: To compare disturbance by pains among rheumatology patients before and after pressure relieving exercise.

The purpose of the study was to explore the pain intensity of rheumatology patients, the outcomes and related factors of decrease pain intensity for the patients with nursing instruction. Sixty-five patients from a medical center rheumatology department diagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis were recruited to the subject. The study was based on Quasi- experimental research design and performed one group pre-post test. The data were collected by structured questionnaire, including the basic patient’s profile, Symptom Distress Scale, and patient’s satisfaction with nursing instruction. Expert validity, reliability and internal consistency ( Cronbach's α test.95) were preformed. The result were analyzed in SPSS with statistic method. The study results revealed that the mean pain intensity score was 5±2.016 and1.85±1.64 after receiving tension relief exercise. The satisfaction score increased from 3.51 to 4.30 (t=-8.46,p<.000). In addition, the patient with systemic lupus erythematosus obtains the most benefit in decrease pain intensity. It demonstrated that the mean pain intensity score declined from 5.00±1.86 to 1.44±1.55(t=6,p<.000). This research result may provide practitioners for the useful rule of the care of rheumatology patients. Based on the rule, health providers can satisfy the patients’ need, relieve patients’ pain and improve patients’ self-care skills in order to mention their health.