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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151813
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Alternative Approach to Managing Cancer Pain
Abstract:
An Alternative Approach to Managing Cancer Pain
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Brockopp, Dorothy, BSN, MS, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program
Co-Authors:Sherry Warden, BSN, MSN, RN, PhD; Fawwaz Alaloul, BSN, MSN; Celestine Gochett, RN, OCN; Katherine Lynch,
The traditional approach to managing cancer pain includes the use of pharmacological agents, radiation and antineoplastic therapy.  In addition to these traditional approaches to pain management, cancer patients frequently seek help from complimentary/alternative health care practitioners. Research suggests that a number of alternative approaches to pain can diminish cancer pain for some individuals. Massage, hypnosis and acupuncture are a few of the approaches that have been shown to be effective.  Unfortunately, traditional and alternative approaches are rarely combined within a cancer patient?s plan of care. The specific aim of this project was to develop an algorithm that would enable nurses to guide the management of cancer pain using both traditional and complementary approaches to the management of pain.  The project involved two phases.  During phase 1 the World Health Organization?s flowchart relative to the management of cancer pain was modified as the result of an extensive literature review and interviews of five nurse experts on the management of cancer pain and five complementary/alternative health care practitioners.  Phase 2 focused on the evaluation of the algorithm. One hundred oncology nurses responded to a questionnaire assessing the validity of the algorithm as well as their patients? use of all approaches within the last year. Psychometric evaluation of the questionnaire showed acceptable levels of reliability and validity. Results showed high initial levels of acceptance among oncology nurses for the algorithm. Knowledge of use of all facets of the algorithm was limited given the tendency for patients to hide use of alternative approaches from their physician.  A follow-up study with patients regarding their use of these approaches for the management of cancer pain is planned.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Alternative Approach to Managing Cancer Painen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151813-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Alternative Approach to Managing Cancer Pain</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brockopp, Dorothy, BSN, MS, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dybroc00@email.uky.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sherry Warden, BSN, MSN, RN, PhD; Fawwaz Alaloul, BSN, MSN; Celestine Gochett, RN, OCN; Katherine Lynch,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The traditional approach to managing cancer pain includes the use of pharmacological agents, radiation and antineoplastic therapy.&nbsp; In addition to these traditional approaches to pain management, cancer patients frequently seek help from complimentary/alternative health care practitioners. Research suggests that a number of alternative approaches to pain can diminish cancer pain for some individuals. Massage, hypnosis and acupuncture are a few of the approaches that have been shown to be effective.&nbsp; Unfortunately, traditional and alternative approaches are rarely combined within a cancer patient?s plan of care. The specific aim of this project was to develop an algorithm that would enable nurses to guide the management of cancer pain using both traditional and complementary approaches to the management of pain.&nbsp; The project involved two phases.&nbsp; During phase 1 the World Health Organization?s flowchart relative to the management of cancer pain was modified as the result of an extensive literature review and interviews of five nurse experts on the management of cancer pain and five complementary/alternative health care practitioners.&nbsp; Phase 2 focused on the evaluation of the algorithm.&nbsp;One hundred oncology nurses responded to a questionnaire assessing the validity of the algorithm as well as their patients? use of all approaches within the last year. Psychometric evaluation of the questionnaire showed acceptable levels of reliability and validity. Results showed high initial levels of acceptance among oncology nurses for the algorithm. Knowledge of use of all facets of the algorithm was limited given the tendency for patients to hide use of alternative approaches from their physician.&nbsp; A follow-up study with patients regarding their use of these approaches for the management of cancer pain is planned.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:14:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:14:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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