Pan et al reported a simple questionnaire for identifying a woman who is at risk for acute pain following a Cesarean delivery. The authors are from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Patient selection: Cesarean delivery
(1) anticipated pain, from 0 to 100 (PA)
(2) anxiety score, from 0 to 100 (AS)
(3) pain medicine anticipated, from 0 to 5 (PM)
predicted pain =
= (-4.27 * (PM)) - (1.37 * (PA)) - (0.74 * (AS)) + (0.46 * (PM) * (PA)) + (0.24 * (PM) * (AS)) + (0.03 * (PA) * (AS)) - (0.008 * (PM) * (PA) * (AS)) + 49.12
• The sensitivity was 68% and specificity 67% for identifying greater risk for acute post-delivery pain.
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