Pain | Prevalence of Pain in Inpatient at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Pain research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of patients with acute and chronic pain in the area of inpatient at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Adult patients over 18 years. - Evaluated at 48 hours after hospital admission in areas general hospitalization, coronary care unit, adult intensive care, intermediate care and day hospital of the Hospital Italiano Central Exclusion Criteria: - Refusal to participate in the study or the informed consent process. - Inability to understand or express pain (aphasia, dementia). - Alteration ef the sensory. - Language other than Spanish. - Inpatient at the emergency room. - Presence of acute confusion or delirium.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Study Status


Start Date: March 2011

Completed Date: April 2012


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Prevalence of pain

Secondary Outcome: Response to analgesic treatment

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Diego Giunta, MD

Lead Sponsor: Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires


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