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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152586
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse-Guided Pain Management Program for Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
Nurse-Guided Pain Management Program for Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Yang, Asphodel, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Woman's University
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Recent epidemiological studies estimated that approximately 40 to 60% of community-dwelling older adults lived with some form of chronic pain. More than 50% of older adults with chronic nonmalignant pain (CNP) report they are unsatisfied with the outcome of their pain management. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the content of a nurse-guided pain management program (NGPM) that offered cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for older adults with CNP who regularly practiced Tai Chi Chuan exercise (TCC). Method: A two-phase pilot project was proposed to develop and refine the content of the NGPM. The Phase 1 was focus on the development of the content of NGPM prior to its implementation. A formative evaluation research approach was used in Phase 2 of the implementation of the NGPM; both qualitative and quantitative research methods were applied. A convenience sample (n = 6) was recruited from a local TCC center. The mean age of the participants (n = 6) was 72.25 years with a range of 68 to 77 years. Two participants withdrew from the study before completing the program due to family affairs. Findings: Given the small sample size, there was not enough power to show significant differences between pretest and posttest. However, participants completed the 6-week NGPM program, on average, reported increases in overall quality of life and decreases in bodily pain.. High adherence to intervention regimen was observed; more than 96% of the time, participants were able adhere to the intervention regimen. Conclusion: The results concerning overall quality of life and pain intensity suggest C-BT to be a promising approach to manage CNP experienced by older adults. Contributing factors of attribution include death of family members and extended travel plan; physical condition may play a role in non-adherence to program regimen.
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.titleNurse-Guided Pain Management Program for Older Adults: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152586-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse-Guided Pain Management Program for Older Adults: A Pilot Study</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yang, Asphodel, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Woman's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ay1151@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recent epidemiological studies estimated that approximately 40 to 60% of community-dwelling older adults lived with some form of chronic pain. More than 50% of older adults with chronic nonmalignant pain (CNP) report they are unsatisfied with the outcome of their pain management. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the content of a nurse-guided pain management program (NGPM) that offered cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for older adults with CNP who regularly practiced Tai Chi Chuan exercise (TCC). Method: A two-phase pilot project was proposed to develop and refine the content of the NGPM. The Phase 1 was focus on the development of the content of NGPM prior to its implementation. A formative evaluation research approach was used in Phase 2 of the implementation of the NGPM; both qualitative and quantitative research methods were applied. A convenience sample (n = 6) was recruited from a local TCC center. The mean age of the participants (n = 6) was 72.25 years with a range of 68 to 77 years. Two participants withdrew from the study before completing the program due to family affairs. Findings: Given the small sample size, there was not enough power to show significant differences between pretest and posttest. However, participants completed the 6-week NGPM program, on average, reported increases in overall quality of life and decreases in bodily pain.. High adherence to intervention regimen was observed; more than 96% of the time, participants were able adhere to the intervention regimen. Conclusion: The results concerning overall quality of life and pain intensity suggest C-BT to be a promising approach to manage CNP experienced by older adults. Contributing factors of attribution include death of family members and extended travel plan; physical condition may play a role in non-adherence to program regimen.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:41:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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