Acute pain nursing diagnosis, please help

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    My instructor wants defining characterisics supported by both, objective and sbjective data.
    Does what I came up with make sens?
    Acute Pain RT irritation and edema of the inflamed pancreas AEB the patient's statement of pain of 9 on a on 1 to 10 scale, and by patient’s reluctance to reposition herself in bed.
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    Yes. FYI. . .assessment and description of pain includes the following:
    • where the pain is located
    • how long it lasts
    • how often it occurs
    • a description of it (sharp, dull, stabbing, aching, burning, throbbing)
      • have the patient rank the pain on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain
    • what triggers the pain
    • what relieves the pain
    • observe their physical responses
      • behavioral: changing body position, moaning, sighing, grimacing, withdrawal, crying, restlessness, muscle twitching, irritability, immobility
      • sympathetic response: pallor, elevated B/P, dilated pupils, skeletal muscle tension, dyspnea, tachycardia, diaphoresis
      • parasympathetic response: pallor, decreased B/P, bradycardia, nausea and vomiting, weakness, dizziness, loss of consciousness
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    Thank you,
    I will include stabbing pain of 9 on a on 1 to 10 scale.
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    How about stating it as "patient report of stabbing pain of 9 out of 10 on a 0 to 10 scale"? That makes it subjective data.
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    I have another question if you don't mind.
    Does the use of walking cane proves disturbed tackle sensation? That what i used in my Nursing Diagnosis:

    Disturbed Sensory Perception, Tactile RT decreased sensation in lower extremities secondary to conversion disorder AEB complaints of numbness from waist down and use of walking cane to.
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    No, the use of a walking cane does not prove disturbed tactile sensation.
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    I am looking for objective defining characteristic. Is there any test I can use to determine that or just:
    AEB patient's inability to identify location of touch sensation.
    Disturbed Sensory Perception, Tactile RT decreased sensation in lower extremities secondary to conversion disorder AEB patient's inability to identify location of touch sensation and complaints of numbness from waist down.
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    The tests they do for that are EMGs and nerve conduction studies and a neurologist has to do them.


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