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).