Simplified postoperative nausea and vomiting impact scale for audit and post-discharge review

Paul S Myles, Robert Wengritzky

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Abstract

We re-analysed data from a study enrolling 163 patients recovering from surgery and anaesthesia that had experienced or were at increased risk of developing PONV. A range of measures of PONV characteristics and quality of recovery were collected. We devised a simplified nausea-vomiting impact scale based on patients assessment of the impact of their nausea on their postoperative recovery and the number of times they experienced vomiting. We then undertook further tests of construct and discriminant validity, and reliability and responsiveness, of the impact scale using psychometric methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423 - 429
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume108
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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