Validation Study of the Strategic and Clinical Quality Indicators in Postoperative Pain Management Questionnaire in Turkish Surgery Patients

Vatansever N., Akansel N.

PAIN MANAGEMENT NURSING, vol.15, no.4, pp.871-880, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pmn.2014.01.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.871-880
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Determining patient satisfaction with postoperative pain management is an important intervention to improve strategies for effective pain control. The aim of this study was to validate an English version of the 14-item Strategic and Clinical Quality Indicators in Postoperative Pain Management questionnaire in Turkish language. The study included 113 patients who underwent elective surgeries at a university hospital in Bursa, Turkey. The data were collected after translation procedures and final adjustments were done on the original instrument. For the total scale, Cronbach's coefficient a was 0.81 and the main score obtained from the scale was 45.8 +/- 10.8. Included were three subscales: nursing interventions, pain management, and environments. Of the patients, 40.7% reported more pain than expected in the postoperative period and their satisfaction with pain relief was 7.4 +/- 2.5. This instrument is a reliable and valid instrument in Turkish language and can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of postoperative pain management. (C) 2014 by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing