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  Postoperative pain evaluation in cats using qualitative behaviour assessment
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Kjønsvik, Siv Anita1, Forfatter
Forkman, Björn1, Vejleder
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1Det Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, København, Danmark
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 Abstract: Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) is a method where the observer evaluates the animal’s ‘body language’ using descriptors with an expressive, emotional connotation. The aim of this study was to apply QBA methodology to the domestic cat and to design and test the inter-observer reliability of a fixed rating scale for QBA (n=38). Also, the study investigates the use of QBA as a method of postoperative pain evaluation in cats by comparing it to the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). In addition, the study aims to see if QBA can detect a difference between cats having abdominal surgery (n=16) and cats anesthetised without preceding painful procedures (n=3) in regards to painful and non-painful stimuli. A rating scale of 26 descriptors was designed and 15 of these were found to have good inter-observer reliability. Principal Component Analysis showed very similar patterns of descriptors for the two observers. The first principal component distinguished between positive and negative mood and the second principal component differentiated these moods in high and low levels of arousal. Ten descriptors showed a significant correlation with the VAS for pain indicating that QBA may be used to measure pain. Four descriptors showed a significant difference between the surgery and control group. In addition, orchidectomised (n=6) cats was compared to ovariectomised/ovariohysterectomised (n=17) cats and for 11 descriptors, the two groups differed significantly, indicating that the ovariectomised cats were more painful than the orchidectomies.
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Bogmærk denne post: https://diskurs.kb.dk/item/diskurs:12742:1
 Type: Speciale
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Sprog: English - eng
 Datoer: 2011
 Sider: 17 pages
 Publiceringsinfo: København, Danmark : Institut for Produktionsdyr og Heste
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 Note: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinærmedicin
 Type: Speciale
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