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Pain scales in monitoring functional recovery of patients with hip fractures

Noort, L.M. van (2021) Pain scales in monitoring functional recovery of patients with hip fractures.

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Abstract:This study set out to evaluate if a relationship is present between pain and functional recovery in hip patients. Painscores measured on the Numeric Rating Scale of n=56 patient was taken from a database of the Ziekenhuisgroep Twente hospital in Almelo. These data were combined with data from movement sensors that had been worn by the same participants during hospitalization. Data were preprocessed and analysed statistically for a possible relationship. From results is concluded that a large majority of linear models for pain against gait show a decrease in gait with an increase of pain. No relationship could be found between average pain per patient and average gait per patient. Furthermore, linear models showed pain decreases with time of hospitalization while gait increases with time. Causality analysis simultaneously showed a decrease in gait on day m+1 with an increase of pain on day m, and a decrease in pain on day m+1 with an increase of gait on day m. No clear causality could be deduced from this. Linear models do in no case suffice to explain the variability in the response variable. Findings were in line with that of found literature. Further research is necessary in order to support or reject conclusions of this study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:30 exact sciences in general, 42 biology, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Biomedical Technology BSc (56226)
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