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Table 4 The occurrence and severity of postoperative pain and their association with PONV

From: Assessment of pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting and their association in the early postoperative period: an observational study from Palestine

Characteristic Frequency (%) PONV; N = 96 (%) No PONV; N = 115 (%) P-value*
Pain severity
 None 54 (25.6) 15 (27.8) 39 (72.2) < 0.001
 Mild 56 (26.5) 22 (39.3) 34 (60.7)
 Moderate 64 (30.3) 31 (48.4) 33 (51.6)
 Severe 37 (17.5) 28 (75.7) 9 (24.3)
Pain at rest
 None 54 (25.6) 15 (27.8) 39 (72.7) < 0.001
 Mild 72 (34.1) 34 (47.2) 38 (52.8)
 Moderate 55 (26.1) 23 (41.8) 32 (58.2)
 Severe 30 (14.2) 24 (80.0) 6 (20.0)
Pain with movement
 None 54 (25.6) 15 (27.8) 39 (72.2) 0.010
 Mild 56 (26.5) 25 (44.6) 31 (55.4)
 Moderate 39 (18.5) 20 (51.3) 19 (48.7)
 Severe 62 (29.4) 36 (58.1) 26 (41.9)
  1. PONV postoperative nausea and vomiting
  2. *Significant p-values are in bold