[Analysis of postoperative use of opiates and its relation to personal assessment (author's transl)]

Anaesthesist. 1980 Sep;29(9):464-7.
[Article in German]


The study of pain by analysis of the postoperative consumption of opiates shows a significant influence of the operation and the personal factor N. High N-scores and long operations lead to a significant increase of the postoperative consumption of opiates. Fixed combinations for opiate medication are as useless as a time-fixed method for the giving of these drugs. The individual preparation and medication should always be preferred.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Narcotics / therapeutic use*
  • Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy*
  • Pain, Postoperative / psychology
  • Personality*


  • Narcotics