Use of quips survey for the assessment of quality in postoperative pain management [Postoperatif agri yönetn kaütesinin degerlendirilmesinde quips anketi yönteminin kullanimi]
Objective: Although there are guidelines and advanced pain management techniques, quality of postoperative pain management can not still be measured with a standard method considering safety issues. Many factors like nausea, vomiting, functional disability and immobility have an effect on the achivement of postoperative pain therapy. QUIPS is a survey which takes all these factors into account. In this study we tried to evaluate the quality of postoperative pain management by using QUIPS. Method: This study was conducted on 400 volunteers who were planned for surgical operation between 07.2014 - 01.2015 at Maltepe University Medical Faculty Hospital. QUIPS was applied to these patients the day after the surgery Results: Fifty-four percent (n:216) of the patients were women and 46% (n:184) of them were men. These patients were asked about their pain level in questions 3 and 4. The highest scores for pain were recorded in neurosurgery and orthopedics. In the fifth question patients were asked to answer whether they had immobility problems due to pain and the highest scores were in neurosurgery patients (p<0.01). The most satisfied patients with their pain theraphy were in ENT group. Conclusion: The fact that focusing on only pain revealing therapies are not adequate while approaching towards postoperative pain was the main motivation in preaparation of QUIPS. Beacuse of this fact QUIPS can be used as a useful tool to evaluate pain, pain related symptoms and quality of postoperative pain management.