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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159162
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses Perceptions of Children's Pain: A Pilot Study of Cognitive Representations
Abstract:
Nurses Perceptions of Children's Pain: A Pilot Study of Cognitive Representations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Vincent, Catherine, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 N Ingalls, Room 3217, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734-764-6127
In spite of advances over the past decade in pain assessment and
pharmacological management, hospitalized children continue to report
significant levels of pain intensity. The purpose of this pilot study is
to examine pediatric nurses' cognitive representations of children's pain
and pain management in order to better understand what nurses are thinking
as they determine how to respond to a child experiencing pain. This unique
approach could provide direction for intervention with nurses to improve
nursing practice in the management of children's pain and to enhance
children's pain relief. Kaplan's theory of cognitive representation guides
the research project. The specific objectives for this pilot study are to:
(1) determine how pediatric nurses cognitively represent children's pain
and pain management, (2) determine the frequency, evaluation (positive or
negative), and importance of features in pediatric nurses' cognitive
representations, (3) determine the frequency and importance of categories
in pediatric nursesÆ cognitive representations, and (4) compare the degree
of congruence between pediatric nurses' cognitive representations and
their decisions about assessment and analgesic administration. For this
pilot study, a descriptive design will be used to address the research
objectives. Twenty registered nurses will be recruited from a local
university/children's hospital. Nurses' cognitive representations of
childrenÆs pain and pain management will be measured with the Conceptual
Content Cognitive Map (3CM) open-ended technique. This mapping method
permits identification of the most salient features of the participant's
knowledge, beliefs and assumptions, and provides a visual display of how
this knowledge is organized and conceptualized. Nurses also will be asked
to provide their responses to case studies about assessment and analgesia
administration. Data analysis will include use of descriptive and content
analyses to address the study objectives.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses Perceptions of Children's Pain: A Pilot Study of Cognitive Representationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159162-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses Perceptions of Children's Pain: A Pilot Study of Cognitive Representations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Vincent, Catherine, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 400 N Ingalls, Room 3217, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734-764-6127</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cvvince@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In spite of advances over the past decade in pain assessment and <br/> pharmacological management, hospitalized children continue to report <br/> significant levels of pain intensity. The purpose of this pilot study is <br/> to examine pediatric nurses' cognitive representations of children's pain <br/> and pain management in order to better understand what nurses are thinking <br/> as they determine how to respond to a child experiencing pain. This unique <br/> approach could provide direction for intervention with nurses to improve <br/> nursing practice in the management of children's pain and to enhance <br/> children's pain relief. Kaplan's theory of cognitive representation guides <br/> the research project. The specific objectives for this pilot study are to: <br/> (1) determine how pediatric nurses cognitively represent children's pain <br/> and pain management, (2) determine the frequency, evaluation (positive or <br/> negative), and importance of features in pediatric nurses' cognitive <br/> representations, (3) determine the frequency and importance of categories <br/> in pediatric nurses&AElig; cognitive representations, and (4) compare the degree <br/> of congruence between pediatric nurses' cognitive representations and <br/> their decisions about assessment and analgesic administration. For this <br/> pilot study, a descriptive design will be used to address the research <br/> objectives. Twenty registered nurses will be recruited from a local <br/> university/children's hospital. Nurses' cognitive representations of <br/> children&AElig;s pain and pain management will be measured with the Conceptual <br/> Content Cognitive Map (3CM) open-ended technique. This mapping method <br/> permits identification of the most salient features of the participant's <br/> knowledge, beliefs and assumptions, and provides a visual display of how <br/> this knowledge is organized and conceptualized. Nurses also will be asked <br/> to provide their responses to case studies about assessment and analgesia <br/> administration. Data analysis will include use of descriptive and content <br/> analyses to address the study objectives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:45:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:45:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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