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Table 4 The proportion of patients with mild, moderate and severe pain when asked for average pain in the last 24 h and pain “right now” by survey period

From: Hospitalized patients’ pain experience before and after the introduction of a nurse-based pain management programme: a separate sample pre and post study

Severity of pain Survey 1 Survey2 Survey 3
Average pain N 237 247 233
Mild 31.2 27.1 51.5
Moderate 47.3 69.2 46.4
Severe 21.5 3.6 2.1
Pain at the time of the interview (“right now”) N 256 259 267
Mild 46.1 42.9 62.9
Moderate 32.4 49.4 34.5
Severe 21.5 7.7 2.6
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