International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Health and Medical Sciences | United Arab Emirates | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Pain and Related Coping Strategies among Patients with Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

Renuga Devi [5] | Shirley David [5] | Ilavarasi Jesudoss [4] | Prabhu Premkumar


Abstract: Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) affects majority of the population thereby resulting in Intermittent Claudication (IC). Objective: This study was aimed to assess the level of pain and related coping strategies among patients with PAOD in selected general surgical wards and OPD of CMC, Vellore. Methodology: A descriptive design was used. A total of 75 subjects were selected using convenience sampling method. Data was collected by self-administered questionnaire using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) for pain and Pain Coping Inventory (PCI) tool. Results: Findings showed that majority of the subjects had moderate (37.33%) to severe pain (50.67%). It also revealed that majority of the subjects adopted passive coping strategy (98.7%). From the study findings it was clear that there is a significant relationship between level of pain and associated risk factor of family history (p= 0.013) and also with regard to the intake of pain medications (p= 0.007). A significant correlation was also observed between the passive coping and intake of pain medications (p= 0.019).


Keywords: Level of pain, Coping strategies and Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease, PAOD


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 222 - 230


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