Effect of Psychosocial Factors on Acute and Persistent Pain Following Childbirth
Name: Carole Daniel
Organization: University of Florida College of Nursing
Performance Site: Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL; University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainesville, FL
Year Published: 2012
Abstract Status: Project Completed
The overall purpose of this study is to determine if psychosocial variables have an effect on acute pain and the development of persistent pain following childbirth.
Specific aim #1: To investigate the relationship between psychosocial variables (depression, anxiety, catastrophizing, perceived social support) and acute pain following childbirth.
Specific aim #2: To investigate the relationship between psychosocial variables (depression, anxiety, catastrophizing, perceived social support) and the development of persistent pain following childbirth.
A prospective, longitudinal design will be used. All pregnant women receiving obstetric care at Naval Hospital Jacksonville will be approached eligible for inclusion in this study. For those that meet inclusion criteria, informed consent will be obtained. Data to be collection includes: Edinburg Post-natal depression Index, state anxiety scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support and the Pain Catastrophizing Scale. These data will be collected preoperatively, at approximately 36 weeks of pregnancy as well as at eight weeks following delivery. Pain will be measured using a visual analog scale on the first postoperative day and at teight weeks after delievry.
A path analysis will be utilized by using a multiple regression technique. This will be performed to identify the direct effects of the psychosocial variables on acute pain and persistent pain and also to determine if the effect of the psychosocial variables on persistent pain is mediated through acute pain.
Final Report is available on NTRL: https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/dashboard/searchResults/titleDetail/PB2016100...