Quantitative Analysis of Pain during Mammography Using Electrical Stimulation


In order to quantitatively measure the degree of pain during mammography, we used a visual analog scale (VAS) and a device for quantitative analysis of perception and pain and performed regression analysis of the relationship between pain degree and VAS score. Twenty-four subjects underwent a typical mammogram and we found no correlation between pain degree using the device compared with VAS scoring. It is presumed that the system enables quantitative measurement and comparison more accurately than subjective markers such as VAS in quantitation of a pain produced in an examination with clearly defined physical size (such as mammography).

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Uchiyama, M. , Lee, Y. , Shimizu, U. and Saitoh, R. (2015) Quantitative Analysis of Pain during Mammography Using Electrical Stimulation. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 784-789. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.59082.

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