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cancer, knowledge, attitudes, nursing, pain management, perception

Hyun Jung Jho, Yeol Kim, Kyung Ae Kong, Dae Hyun Kim, Jin Young Choi, Eun Jeong Nam, Jin Young Choi, Sujin Koh, Kwan Ok Hwang, Sun Kyung Baek, Eun Jung Park
PURPOSE: Medical professionals' practices and knowledge regarding cancer pain management have often been cited as inadequate. This study aimed to evaluate knowledge, practices and perceived barriers regarding cancer pain management among physicians and nurses in Korea. METHODS: A nationwide questionnaire survey was administered to physicians and nurses involved in the care of cancer patients. Questionnaire items covered pain assessment and documentation practices, knowledge regarding cancer pain management, the perceived barriers to cancer pain control, and processes perceived as the major causes of delay in opioid administration...
2014: PloS One
Nancy Carter, Patricia A Miller, Brittany R Murphy, Victoria J Payne, Denise Bryant-Lukosius
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine healthcare providers' (HCPs') perceptions of the supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer (APC). RESEARCH APPROACH: A qualitative, descriptive study. SETTING: Healthcare facilities caring for men with APC in a south-central region of Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: 19 nurses, physicians, and allied health providers who cared for men with APC in outpatient settings. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: Interviews and focus groups...
July 1, 2014: Oncology Nursing Forum
Amos D Mwaka, Henry R Wabinga, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on perceptions of health professionals on challenges faced by cervical cancer patients seeking healthcare in the developing countries. We explored the views of operational level health professionals on perceived barriers to cervical screening and early help-seeking for symptomatic cervical cancer and the proposed remedies to the challenges. METHODS: Fifteen key informant interviews were held with health professionals including medical directors, gynecologists, medical officers, nurses and midwives in the gynecology and obstetrics departments of two hospitals in northern Uganda during August 2012 to April 2013...
December 17, 2013: BMC Family Practice
Markus Gustafsson, Gunilla Borglin
BACKGROUND: Registered Nurses (RNs) play an important role in caring for patients suffering from cancer pain. A lack of knowledge regarding pain management and the RNs' own perception of cancer pain could act as barriers to effective pain management. Educational interventions that target RNs' knowledge and attitudes have proved promising. However, an intervention consisting of evidence-based practice is a multifaceted process and demands behavioural and cognitive changes to sustain the effects of the intervention...
August 19, 2013: BMC Health Services Research
Gunilla Borglin, Markus Gustafsson, Hans Krona
BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the most frequent problems among patients diagnosed with cancer. Despite the availability of effective pharmacological treatments, this group of patients often receives less than optimal treatment. Research into nurses' pain management highlights certain factors, such as lack of knowledge and attitudes and inadequate procedures for systematic pain assessment, as common barriers to effective pain management. However, educational interventions targeting nurses' pain management have shown promise...
September 23, 2011: BMC Health Services Research
Shu-Yuan Liang, Patsy Yates, Helen Edwards, Shiow-Luan Tsay
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe those tasks and behaviours that contribute to self-efficacy in the context of opioid-taking in Taiwanese outpatients with cancer and to explore those factors that influence a patient's self-efficacy with engaging in these behaviours. BACKGROUND: Self-management with prescribed opioid regimen has become a necessary component of the cancer pain experience at home. Tailoring prescribed regimens is a complex and continuing effort for cancer pain control...
August 2008: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Shiow-Luan Tsay, Hsiao-Ling Chen, Su-Chiu Chen, Hung-Ru Lin, Kuan-Chia Lin
Even after receiving analgesia, patients with gastric and liver cancer still report moderate levels of postoperative pain. The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficacy of foot reflexotherapy as adjuvant therapy in relieving pain and anxiety in postoperative patients with gastric cancer and hepatocellular cancer. The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Data were collected from 4 surgical wards of a medical center in 2005 in Taipei, Taiwan. Sixty-one patients who had received surgery for gastric cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma were randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 30) or control (n = 31) group...
March 2008: Cancer Nursing
Patsy Yates, Sanchia Aranda, Helen Edwards, Robyn Nash, Helen Skerman, Alexandra McCarthy
The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional study was to describe family caregiver involvement in and perceptions of cancer pain management. A consecutively recruited cohort of 75 patient-caregiver dyads attending an outpatient oncology clinic completed self-report questionnaires comprising standardized and investigator-developed measures of pain behaviours and experiences. Family caregivers reported high levels of confidence and willingness to participate in pain management, and extensive involvement in pain management activities including supporting, decision making, and communicating about pain...
2004: Journal of Palliative Care
April Hazard Vallerand, Cheryl Riley-Doucet, Susan M Hasenau, Thomas Templin
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the effects of a program, directed at homecare nurses, of structured educational interventions on the management of pain and opioid-related side effects in homecare patients with cancer. DESIGN: A longitudinal multilevel, randomized, controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Midwestern region in the United States. SAMPLE: 202 nurses caring for patients with cancer recruited from homecare agencies...
July 2004: Oncology Nursing Forum
Lynn Oldham, Linda J Kristjanson
This article reports the first phase of a three-phase study to develop and test a pain education programme for family carers of patients with advanced cancer. The purpose of this phase was to develop the pain education programme. Interviews were conducted with 19 family carers to elicit their perceptions about the components, content, amount and timing of an educational programme that might be useful in educating them about pain management. Interviews were taped, transcribed and content analysed. Family carers reported knowledge deficits regarding pain, medications, comfort therapies and general comfort measures...
February 2004: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
E McCaughan, K Parahoo
Recent proposals recommend that cancer patients are cared for, as much as possible, in specialist cancer units and centres. However, a large number of these patients will still be admitted to medical and surgical wards of general hospitals at one time or other. Yet little is known about the knowledge and skills of nurses dealing with this group of patients. A survey design was used to assess the self-reported level of competence, in a number of activities relating to their work with cancer patients, among medical and surgical nurses (n = 106) in a district general hospital in Northern Ireland...
May 2000: Journal of Clinical Nursing
G Juarez, B Ferrell, T Borneman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the influence of culture on cancer pain management in Hispanic (Mexican and Central American) patients. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: This qualitative study is guided by the conceptual framework of the Pain and Quality of Life model and the Biocultural Model of Pain. It was developed as a companion study to a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded project to disseminate a pain education program for adult patients with cancer and their family care givers in community home-care agencies...
September 1998: Cancer Practice
M Bookbinder, N Coyle, M Kiss, M L Goldstein, K Holritz, H Thaler, A Gianella, S Derby, M Brown, A Racolin, M N Ho, R K Portenoy
The purpose of this quasi-experimental (pre and posttest) study was to test a model pain management program (PMP) to implement the American Pain Society (APS) quality assurance standards for the management of acute and chronic cancer pain using a continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach to improve professionals' knowledge and skills, patient satisfaction, and to identify areas needing improvement. The sample consisted of 1210 nurse responses and 698 interviews of patients with pain during hospitalization at a major urban cancer center...
December 1996: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
S O'Brien, J A Dalton, G Konsler, J Carlson
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe the knowledge and attitudes of North Carolina nurses toward the management of cancer-related pain. The analysis focused on knowledge, attitude, and perception of barriers to pain management. DESIGN: Exploratory, descriptive. SETTING: North Carolina. SAMPLE: A survey of 1,400 RNs were stratified by educational background and Area Health Education Center regions of the state; the response rate was 24%...
April 1996: Oncology Nursing Forum
K A Yeager, C Miaskowski, S L Dibble, M Wallhagen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine if knowledge about pain and the perception of the pain experience differ when comparing outpatients experiencing cancer-related pain with their family caregivers. DESIGN: Quantitative, descriptive. SETTING: Sixteen oncology outpatient settings that are part of the Oncology Nursing Research Network. SAMPLE: Eighty-six outpatients with cancer-related pain and their family caregivers. METHODS: Patients and their family caregivers were recruited in the outpatient setting and asked to complete a demographic questionnaire and the Pain Experience Scale...
September 1995: Oncology Nursing Forum
J M Diekmann, R A Wassem
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 3.5 million people suffer daily from cancer pain. Recently, a Midwestern state was named by the World Health Organization to lead worldwide efforts in controlling the pain experienced by cancer patients. As part of this effort, the Nursing Education Committee conducted a statewide study of first year and final year nursing students from 19 nursing programs. The purpose of this study was to determine nursing students' perceptions and knowledge about cancer pain control...
December 1991: Cancer Nursing
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