Patient Satisfaction with Pain Management
Introduction: Pain is an obstacle in the daily lives of thousands of people around the world and is already considered a serious public health problem.
Objectives: To evaluate patients' satisfaction with pain treatment and the determining factors in pain satisfaction.
Methods: Cross-sectional, descriptive-correlational and quantitative study. The sample consisted of 78 participants, with an average age of 64 years. A sociodemographic questionnaire and the following scales were used: (1) Satisfaction with Pain Treatment (PTSS), (2) Spirituality (EE), and Personality Inventory (NEO-FFI-20).
Results: Mostparticipantshadchronicmusculoskeletalpainandpharmacologicaltreatmentwasthedominantone. Satisfactionwithtreatmentwassatisfactory for 91% ofpatientsandthedeterminingfactorswere: gender (p = 0.003), age (p = 0.010), time periodofpain (p = 0.013), typeoftreatment (p = 0.011), personalitytype (p = 0.008) andspiritualitybeliefs (p = 0.010).
Conclusions: The satisfaction degree of user swith pain treatment is very satisfactory and the determinants of this satisfaction are multifactorial. Hence the need to implement new pain management strategies, improving patient satisfaction and quality of life.
Keywords - Patients with Pain, Satisfaction with Treatment, Personality, Spirituality.