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  • The Influence of Culture on Analgesic Consumption: A Retrospective Study among Malaysian Patients after Breast Cancer Surgery  [CAEBM 2015]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2015.33003   PP.12 - 17
  • Author(s)
  • Salimah Japar, Soh Kim Lam, Soh Kim Geok, Rosna Abdul Raman
  • This study was carried out to determine the relationship between ethnicity/culture and analgesic consumption among patients from three main ethnic groups in Malaysia after breast cancer surgery. A retrospective study design was adopted, using medical records of 80 patients. The findings showed that the analgesic most consumed by the patients during the 48 hour post-operative period was morphine equivalents (85%), followed by non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (60%) and paracetamol (38%). No relationship was found between ethnicity/culture and the type or amount of analgesic consumption. 

  • Analgesic Consumption, Breast Cancer Surgery, Culture, Ethnicity, Malaysia
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