Evaluation Of Pain In Newborn In Intensive Therapy In The Vision Of Health Professionals

  • Bruna Teles dos Santos Motta
  • Aleksandra Pereira Costa
  • Maurício Caxias de Souza
  • Leila de Cássia Tavares da Fonsêca
  • Ericka Silva Holmes
  • Luciana Ferreira de Souza
  • Michelle Alves de Carvalho
  • Ijaly Patrícia Pinheiro Cabral
  • Juliana Barbosa Medeiros
  • Walnizia Kessia Batista Olegário
  • Kamilla Kafran França de Vasconcelos
  • Jeane da Silva Rocha Santos
  • Iolanda Beserra da Costa Santos
  • Josilene de Melo Buriti Vasconcelos
  • Marcos Antonio Lopes de Oliveira Sousa
  • Maria Auxiliadora Freire Siza


Objective: Evaluate how health professionals perceive the pain in the NBs hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Method: This is a descriptive, exploratory research with a qualitative approach, developed in the maternity hospital Instituto de Saúde Elpídio de Almeida (ISEA), in the period from February to March 2016, after approval by the Research Ethics Committee (CESED), where the technique of data collection was through an interview with a prior script divided into two parts: the first part deals with socio-demographic issues, while the second part deals with issues related to pain in the NB, where they were recorded and transcribed in their entirety, using the content treatment through content analysis of the thematic type proposed by Laurence Bardin.

Results: The results show that all health professionals perceive the pain in the neonate, where three categories emerged: "relates the evaluation of pain with physiological and behavioral measurements"; "know, but do not evaluate with pain score", "do not evaluate with pain score". Regarding the use of some method for pain relief, two categories emerged: "use of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief"; "Use of simultaneous pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods".

Conclusion: All the professionals contributed to the growth of this research, being necessary more studies about the pain, mainly with regard to the use of multidimensional scales, since there is a lack of knowledge on the part of the professionals and teams that work in the NICU.

Feb 21, 2017
How to Cite
TELES DOS SANTOS MOTTA, Bruna et al. Evaluation Of Pain In Newborn In Intensive Therapy In The Vision Of Health Professionals. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2347>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2322.

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