Minimizing The Level of Headache in Post Craniotomy Patients through The Head Elevation

Purwanti, Nunuk Sri (2022) Minimizing The Level of Headache in Post Craniotomy Patients through The Head Elevation. In: The 1st International Conference on Health Science and Technology (CoHST), 3-5 Oktober 2022, Poltekkes Kemenkes Surabaya. (Unpublished)

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Postoperative headache is frequent after craniotomy surgery. According to some prospective studies, 60 percent of patients who have had a craniotomy report moderate to severe headaches. To prevent the development of chronic headaches that can result in surgical problems such raised intracranial pressure, headache management is crucial. Head elevation is a non-pharmacological treatment that can lessen headache intensity. The current study's objectives were to determine how head elevation affected the incidence of post-craniotomy headache at Bekasi City Hospital. With a one group pretest/posttest design, this form of research is a quasi-experiment. Data retrieval method using a total of 29 respondents for sampling. NRS is the instrument in use (Numeric Rating Scale). The Wilcoxon test was used to examine the research findings. The analysis of the data revealed that the mean headache level before (pretest) was 2.44 and the mean headache level after (posttest) was 1.65. The study's findings indicated that post-craniotomy headache levels in the Bekasi City Hospital were impacted by a 30-degree head elevation, with a Wilcoxon test result of p=0.000. The implications of this study can be used in other operations with optimal brain tissue perfusion priority to reduce pain levels. Key Words: Head Elevation, Level of Headache, Post Craniotomy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta > Jurusan Keperawatan
Depositing User: PAK DOSEN 2020
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2023 08:55
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2023 02:18

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