Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Mastectomy Pain, Patient Satisfaction, and Patient Outcomes

Erden S., Yurtseven S., GÜLER S., ARSLAN S., ARSLAN U. E. , DALCI K.

JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING, vol.37, no.4, pp.485-492, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jopan.2021.08.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-492
  • Keywords: mastectomy, pain, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, analgesia, patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, TENS, SURGERY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Mastectomy is one of the most painful surgical procedures. Postoperative pain guidelines recommend transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as a reliable non-pharmacological analgesic method. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of TENS on postoperative pain and outcomes in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy (MRM).