Leul Zena1, Daniel Abebe1, Trhas Tadesse2, Wondwossen Amtataw1* and Zemen Eyayu3

Background: Pain is the main reason triggering patients to seek assistance in the emergency department. In our context, postoperative patients frequently report pain upon discharge, leading to significant discomfort and various drawbacks associated with inadequate postoperative pain management.
Objectives: To determine the level of patient satisfaction on acute postoperative pain management and associated factors.
Methods: Cross-sectional study design used and level of satisfaction was measured using five-point Likert scale. SPSS version 23 used for data entry and analysis.
Result: From the total of the study participants 145(74.4%) were satisfied on post op pain managements. Several factors are significantly associated with patients’ satisfaction with postoperative pain management. The factors identified in the study include Alcohol Use (AOR: 2.54, 95% CI: 1.18, 5.45), Pre-op Analgesics (AOR: 2.68, 95% CI: 1.02, 7.05), and Pain Score (AOR: 0.13, 95% CI: 0.03, 0.53).
Conclusion: The study showed alcohol use, pre-operative analgesics, and pain score significantly influence patients’ satisfaction with postoperative pain management. To enhance patient satisfaction, healthcare practitioners must employ a comprehensive approach to pain management and consider individual patient characteristics and preferences.

Keywords: Patient satisfaction, pain Management, Y12HMC

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