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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154369
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Knowledge Regarding Pain and Pain Management
Abstract:
Nursing Students' Knowledge Regarding Pain and Pain Management
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Schaffler, Ruth L., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Pacific Lutheran University
Title:Assistant Professor
Pain is a universal human experience and is a primary reason people seek health care; however, undertreatment of pain has been reported in the literature as a significant clinical problem for more than three decades. Researchers concluded that nurses have inadequate knowledge of pain assessment, are misinformed about opioids, and have inappropriate attitudes about pain and pain management that lead to the undertreatment of pain. An underlying question was whether those misconceptions are acquired in nursing school or whether they are present when students enroll in nursing programs. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the attitudes regarding pain and pain management among entry-level nursing students. Eighty-nine students were recruited from two baccalaureate nursing programs and divided into control and experimental groups. An educational intervention relating to pain management was provided to the experimental group. Ajzen's (1991) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) served as the theoretical framework to measure attitudes about pain and to predict whether nursing students would administer opioid analgesics to patients experiencing pain. The survey instruments consisted of the Pain Survey and the Pain Management Survey developed by Edwards et al. (2001). Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze and compare pretest and posttest data. Results indicated that students have misconceptions about pain and opioid analgesics similar to the general population. Overall attitudes toward pain and pain management were fairly positive among both groups however, scores improved among the experimental group after the intervention. The TPB constructs accurately predicted nursing students' intentions to administer opioid analgesia.
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.titleNursing Students' Knowledge Regarding Pain and Pain Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154369-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students' Knowledge Regarding Pain and Pain Management</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">Schaffler, Ruth L., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Pacific Lutheran University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">schaffrl@plu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pain is a universal human experience and is a primary reason people seek health care; however, undertreatment of pain has been reported in the literature as a significant clinical problem for more than three decades. Researchers concluded that nurses have inadequate knowledge of pain assessment, are misinformed about opioids, and have inappropriate attitudes about pain and pain management that lead to the undertreatment of pain. An underlying question was whether those misconceptions are acquired in nursing school or whether they are present when students enroll in nursing programs. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the attitudes regarding pain and pain management among entry-level nursing students. Eighty-nine&nbsp;students were recruited from two baccalaureate nursing programs and divided into control and experimental groups. An educational intervention relating to pain management was provided to the experimental group. Ajzen's (1991) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) served as the theoretical framework to measure attitudes about pain and to predict whether nursing students would administer opioid analgesics to patients experiencing pain. The survey instruments consisted of the Pain Survey and the Pain Management Survey developed by Edwards et al. (2001). Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze and compare pretest and posttest data. Results indicated that students have misconceptions about pain and opioid analgesics similar to the general population. Overall attitudes toward pain and pain management were&nbsp;fairly positive among both groups&nbsp;however, scores improved among the experimental group after the intervention. The TPB constructs accurately predicted nursing students' intentions to administer opioid analgesia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:56:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:56:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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