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Back-ground:- Surgical drains have a negative impact on a patients psychology as persistence of a foreign body in patients creates sense of irritation with associated unwillingness to mobilize themselves in view of pain.
Purpose: This study aimed to determine post-operative pain, drain discomfort and irritation of patients with drains postoperatively.
Methodology: Research was performed on 90 patients undergoing elective abdominal surgeries with distribution of patients in drain & Non-drain group. Patient Information Form, their pain levels were analysed and the data was analysed accordingly.
General Comfort Questionnaire. In evaluating the data, we used the p value significance, variance and correlation analysis, mean, percentage and frequency. It is a cross-sectional study.
Results:In the present study as per the data recorded 28% of patients had drain site discomfort. Drain site infection & discharge was noted in 10% & 16% respectively.
Conclusions: Surgeries and drains applied after these procedures decrease the comfort level of the patients as it increases the pain and irritation levels. Also, pain and discomfort increase the patients’ anxiety as well. Nurses who are providing care to these patients are
suggested to improve measures about pain and anxiety reduction for maintaining of comfort.