Abstract

PATIENT SATISFACTION- A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GENERAL ANAESTHESIA AND SUPRA CLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK IN FOREARM ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Author(s): Lingaraj Sahu1, Jagadish Chandra Mishra2

BACKGROUND
There are different types, factors and procedures in anaesthesia influencing patient’s satisfaction. We have compared the satisfaction level between general anaesthesia (GA) and supra clavicle brachial plexus block (SCBPB) and studied few factors which influences the outcome of satisfaction.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
50 patients of age more than 21 years who were admitted for implant removal of the forearm, included in the study. Those operated under GA during previous surgery, were given SCBPB during implant removal and vice versa. Questionnaires based feedbacks were taken twice separately for different anaesthesia they experienced. Statistical analysis was done using student’s t test.
RESULTS
There is increase in satisfaction level in patients who were operated under SCBPB during present surgery over patients who were operated under SCBPB during previous surgery is 8.78% (*p<0.05). The increase in satisfaction level in present SCBPB group over previous GA group is 32.3% (**p<0.001) which shows strong statistical significance. In comparison between present SCBPB over present GA there is increase in satisfaction level by 14.67% which has a statistical significance at ***p<0.01.
CONCLUSION
Satisfaction level is more in SCBPB group than GA group. The satisfaction score in shivering, post-operative pain control and early oral intake is high in SCBPB group which indicates that these three factors influence the patient’s satisfaction level