Acute and chronic pain: a narrative review of the literature

Ana Maria Calil Sallum, Dayse Maioli Garcia, Mariana Sanches
2012 Acta Paulista de Enfermagem  
The study objectives were to identify the organic, emotional and psychic prevalent consequences in patients with acute and chronic pain and punctuate the main assessment tools for these pains. A narrative review of the literature was conducted using descriptors related to pain measurement, signs and symptoms, totalizing 184 articles. The electronic databases MEDLINE and LILACS were searched from January 2000 to December 2010. The review pointed out a series of conclusive studies about the
more » ... ies about the organic repercussions more frequent in acute and chronic pain conditions and the use of different rating scales for both situations. It is believed that these findings could be of great values for health teams, could contribute with a better practice and with customer satisfaction in the hospital scenario and at home.
doi:10.1590/s0103-21002012000800023 fatcat:idpw4533qvhkjk4d4viqj77i4y