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NNJ. 2016; 5(2): 33-35


Lidocaine spray in reducing pain of intramuscular injection among adults

K.Usha Rani.

Abstract
Pain has been defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is the most common reason for people to seek health care. Despite being one of the most common symptoms in the medical world, it is one of the least understood phenomenon.
Results: In the present study, regarding pretest level of pain is assessed by using standerdised wong baker pain rating scale, and the level of pain categories as pre test - no pain 0%, mild pain 4(13.33%), moderate pain 20(66.7%) and severe pain 6(20%) and regarding post test level of pain as no pain 4(13.33%), mild pain 20(80.00%), moderate pain 2(6.67%) and severe pain 0% . The obtained
t-test value for pain level is significant at level 0.05. The adult clients post test pain levels of intramuscular injection decreased as compared to pretest and the lidocaine spray has the effectiveness in reducing pain of intramuscular injection.
Conclusion: The findings show that there was a significant difference in pre-test and post-test pain levels. The lidocaine spray is effective in reducing pain of Intramuscular injection.

Key words: Pain, Pain scale, Lidocaine spray.


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