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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(3): 280
요추 만곡 지지가 경요도적 전립선 절제술 후 침상 안정기 환자의 요통과 안위 및 출혈성 합병증 발생에 미치는 효과
임자영1, 정승교2, 송경애3
1가톨릭대학교 성모병원 간호부
2세명대학교 간호학과
3가톨릭대학교 간호대학
The Effect of Support for Lumbar Curve on Back Pain, Comfort, and Bleeding Complications in Patients on Bed Rest after Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Ja-Young Lim1, Seung-Kyo Chaung2, Kyeong-Yae Sohng3
1Division of Nursing, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
2Department of Nursing, Semyung University
3College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
Purpose: This study was done to identify effects of lumbar curve support on back pain and comfort during bed rest after transurethral resection of prostate (TURP).
Method: A quasi-experimental design with a non-equivalent control group was used. All patients were diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia and underwent TURP. Twenty participants were assigned to the experimental group and twenty to the control group. After TURP, the lumbar curve of patients in the experimental group was supported using gel pads for 6 hours while the control group received the usual care with the both leg straight. The intensity of back pain and comfort levels were assessed on immediate return to the unit and for six hours following TURP. Bleeding complications were detected from hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.
Results: Support of lumbar curve was found to be significantly effective in reducing back pain. the need for analgesics was significantly less in the experimental group. Comfort levels were not significantly different between the two groups. There were no bleeding complications in either group.
Conclusion: These results suggest that supporting of lumbar curve ameliorates back pain without causing an increased incidence of bleeding complications after TURP and this nursing intervention should help TURP patients to be more comfortable.
Key words: Back pain | Comfort | Transurethral resection of prostate
주요어: 지지 | 요통 | 안위 | 경요도적 전립선 절제술