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Critical, Medical & Surgical Nursing Journal

ISSN 2355-1992

Vol. 3 / No. 1 / Published : 2014-10

TOC : 2, and page :11 - 19

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation theraphy can reduce pain intensity in patient post urological surgical in room marwah rsu haji surabaya

Author :

  1. Balmar Morangelita*1
  2. Ika Yuni Widyawati*2
  3. Laily Hidayati*3
  1. Mahasiswa Fakultas Keperawatan
  2. Dosen Fakultas Keperawatan
  3. Dosen Fakultas Keperawatan

Abstract :

Introduction: Urology surgical is a current surgical procedure for tractus urogenitalis disease. Issue in post urology surgical is a pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is one of the nursing intervention that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. TENS can improve pain mechanisms and release of endorphins to reduce pain. The aims of this study was to determine the effect of TENS on pain intensity of postoperative urology surgical patient in Haji Surabaya Public Hospital. Methods: A quasy experiment with non randomized control group pre post design was used in this study. Recruting sample by purposive sampling. There were 12 samples (6 respondents as the control group and 6 respondents as thetreatment group) which recruit using purposive sampling. Independent variable was TENS. Dependent variable was pain intensity. The pain was measured by Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Data were analyzed using Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test and Mann Whitney. Result: Results of this study showed that there was a significant effect of TENS on pain intensity of postoperative urology surgical patient in Haji Surabaya Public Hospital. In the treatment group Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test p=0.084 (p<0.05), while in the control group p=0.020 (p<0.05). Mann Whitney=0.003 (p<0.05). Discussion: It can be concluded that there was a significant effect of TENS on pain intensity of postoperative urology surgical patient in Haji Surabaya Public Hospital. TENS is recommended for the independent nursing intervention to reduce postoperative urology surgical pain. Based on this result can be done to further research should analyze several factors that affects pain patients after surgical urology. Variable confounding are ethnic and cultural values, stage of development, environment and individual support, the experience of surgery pain, anxiety and stress, controls complication post surgical happened, alternative medication history, drugs history, surgical history and disease history.

Keyword :

postoperative urology surgical, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), pain,


References :

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  2. Bjordal, JM, Johnson, MI & Ljunggreen, AN, (2003). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can reduce postoperative analgesic consumption. A meta-analysis with assessment of optimal treatment parameters for postoperative pain. vol 7, no. 8, hal. 182-187 : European Journal Pain
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