The effect of watching funny and unfunny videos on post-surgical pain levels

Hülya Elmali, Reva Balci Akpinar
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2017, 26: 36-41

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe pain intensity before and after watching funny and unfunny videos on post-surgical pain levels.

METHODS: Ninety patients were divided into three groups. Group A watched funny videos, Group B watched unfunny videos, Group C did not watch any videos. Pain assessment of the patients was carried out before (first), immediately after (second), and 30 min after (third) watching videos.

RESULTS: The first pain scoremean in Group A was 40.83 ± 22.62, in Group B was 37.46 ± 24.31, in Group C was 48.86 ± 24.06. The second pain scoremean in Group A was 32.93 ± 20.28, in Group B was 29.76 ± 20.26, in Group C was 48.96 ± 24.11. The third pain scoremean in Group A was 37.43 ± 23.07, in Group B was 36.80 ± 22.67, in Group C was 52.30 ± 23.97.

CONCLUSION: Watching funny or unfunny videos reduces the post-surgical pain level.


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