The Caregiver Experiences of Pain Management for Children with Neuroblastoma in Taiwan: A Qualitative Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153996
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Presentation
Title:
The Caregiver Experiences of Pain Management for Children with Neuroblastoma in Taiwan: A Qualitative Study
Abstract:
The Caregiver Experiences of Pain Management for Children with Neuroblastoma in Taiwan: A Qualitative Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lu, Ching-Hui, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei Taiwan
Title:Nursing Graduate Student, Registered Nurse
Co-Authors:Su-Fen Cheng, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Neuroblastoma is a malignant tumor and mostly occurs in infants and young children. Pain was one of the major reasons that caregivers seek for help although approximately 60% of children show metastatic with poor outcome at that time. With the fast changing metastatic of this disease, how caregivers managing their children's pain may influence quality of life of children. Thus, the purpose of this study was to understand caregivers' lived experiences in managing pain for their children with neuroblastoma. Methods: A descriptive qualitative research design was used in this study. A total of 12 children's caregivers were invited to participate in this study, including 11 mothers and one grandmother. Two fathers also joined the interview and stated their experiences. In-depth interviews were audio-taped with permission; interview data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using content analysis method. Results: Three themes emerged from the data, including pain experiences, impact on family and coping with pain. Under pain experiences, we found how caregivers managing children's pain depends on the stages of their treatment. Children's pain is easily viewed as growing pain and is misdiagnosed by physicians. Mixed feelings were presented when caregiver managing children's pain. Combination of pharmacology and non-pharmacology therapies can best relieve children's pain. All themes can be related to the experiences in managing children's pain. Conclusion: The result demonstrates the caregiver's experiences in managing children's neuroblastoma pain and how this pain impact on their family. This information provides health care providers to understand how to promote effective pain relief for the children with neuroblastoma. Specific suggestions and practical implementation for health care providers are highlighted.
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.titleThe Caregiver Experiences of Pain Management for Children with Neuroblastoma in Taiwan: A Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153996-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Caregiver Experiences of Pain Management for Children with Neuroblastoma in Taiwan: A Qualitative 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lu, Ching-Hui, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Graduate Student, Registered Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sandy0106-lu@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Su-Fen Cheng, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Neuroblastoma is a malignant tumor and mostly occurs in infants and young children. Pain was one of the major reasons that caregivers seek for help although approximately 60% of children show metastatic with poor outcome at that time. With the fast changing metastatic of this disease, how caregivers managing their children's pain may influence quality of life of children. Thus, the purpose of this study was to understand caregivers' lived experiences in managing pain for their children with neuroblastoma. Methods: A descriptive qualitative research design was used in this study. A total of 12 children's caregivers were invited to participate in this study, including 11 mothers and one grandmother. Two fathers also joined the interview and stated their experiences. In-depth interviews were audio-taped with permission; interview data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using content analysis method. Results: Three themes emerged from the data, including pain experiences, impact on family and coping with pain. Under pain experiences, we found how caregivers managing children's pain depends on the stages of their treatment. Children's pain is easily viewed as growing pain and is misdiagnosed by physicians. Mixed feelings were presented when caregiver managing children's pain. Combination of pharmacology and non-pharmacology therapies can best relieve children's pain. All themes can be related to the experiences in managing children's pain. Conclusion: The result demonstrates the caregiver's experiences in managing children's neuroblastoma pain and how this pain impact on their family. This information provides health care providers to understand how to promote effective pain relief for the children with neuroblastoma. Specific suggestions and practical implementation for health care providers are highlighted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:40:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:40:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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