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Sore throat in women after intubation with 6.5 or 7.0 mm endotracheal tube: a quantitative study
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Medical Science. Department of Anaesthesia, Central Operation Ward, Sunderby Hospital.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1682-8326
Intensive Care Unit 57, Sunderby Hospital.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6244-6401
2014 (English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 30, no 6, p. 318-324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Women experience more sore throats than men after endotracheal intubation.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of self-rated sore throat immediately,and 2—4 hours postoperatively, in women after elective gynaecological surgery under generalanaesthesia using an endotracheal tube (ETT) size 6.5 or 7.0 mm in inner diameter.Method: Eighty-two female participants who had undergone elective gynaecological surgeryparticipated, 44 and 38 were intubated with size 6.5 mm ETT and 7.0 mm ETT respectively.They estimated the occurrence of sore throat preoperatively and postoperatively, according toa 4-point Likert scale. Statistical data were analysed using the Package for Social Science (SPSS)19.Results: Sore throat was present in 29.5% of participants who were intubated with size 6.5 mmETT immediately postoperatively and in 39.5% of those who were intubated with size 7.0 mmETT.Conclusion: Nurses specialising in the supervision of daily care specific to the intubated patientshould note and alleviate sore throat as part of their nursing care.

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2014. Vol. 30, no 6, p. 318-324
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7890DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2014.07.003ISI: 000349930100004PubMedID: 25280886Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84919470319Local ID: 650fbd12-ef48-40e9-9a42-26178cd0f22aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7890DiVA, id: diva2:980780
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