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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159730
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Older Adult Hospice Patient's Reports of Pain and QOL
Abstract:
Older Adult Hospice Patient's Reports of Pain and QOL
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Black, Brianne, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:, Coralville, IA, 52241, USA
Contact Telephone:9132713107
Co-Authors:B. Black, J. Reyes, K. Bergen, K. Herr, C. Forcucci, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; S. Sanders, Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; P. Fine, Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT;
Gathering information about patients in the final stages of terminal cancer is difficult for many reasons including frailty, cognitive impairment, gatekeeping by hospice providers and caregivers, excessive fatigue, and critical illness. Thus information on the experience of pain for older adults with cancer pain in hospices is not well-described in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to share hospice patients or their caregiver's reports of the patient's pain experience and quality of life during their first two weeks of hospice care obtained as part of an ongoing research project funded by the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Pain in Elders: Promoting Evidence-Based Practices in Hospices. Data for this paper was collected from telephone interviews with 94 older adults with cancer or their caregivers receiving hospice service in a home setting through 16 Midwestern hospices. Participants completed one to two telephone interviews during the first two weeks of their hospice experience. Instruments used to gather objective information include the Brief Pain Inventory and the Brief Hospice Inventory. Information gathered included: worst pain, least pain, and average pain over past 24 hours period; percent of relief in past 24 hours; number of hours with mild pain, moderate pain, severe pain or no pain in past 24 hours; pain interference with general activities such as: mood, ambulation, ADL's, relations with others, sleep and enjoyment of life; impact of other symptoms such as: tiredness, nausea, depression, anxiety, and shortness of breath; and impact of pain on: appetite, changes in ability to care for self, quality of life, comfort, and relationships. Additionally, the relationship between pain severity and other symptoms associated with quality of life will be examined. Data analysis is in progress and findings will be presented.
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.titleOlder Adult Hospice Patient's Reports of Pain and QOLen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159730-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Older Adult Hospice Patient's Reports of Pain and QOL</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Black, Brianne, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Coralville, IA, 52241, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">9132713107</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">brianne-black@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">B. Black, J. Reyes, K. Bergen, K. Herr, C. Forcucci, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; S. Sanders, Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; P. Fine, Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Gathering information about patients in the final stages of terminal cancer is difficult for many reasons including frailty, cognitive impairment, gatekeeping by hospice providers and caregivers, excessive fatigue, and critical illness. Thus information on the experience of pain for older adults with cancer pain in hospices is not well-described in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to share hospice patients or their caregiver's reports of the patient's pain experience and quality of life during their first two weeks of hospice care obtained as part of an ongoing research project funded by the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Pain in Elders: Promoting Evidence-Based Practices in Hospices. Data for this paper was collected from telephone interviews with 94 older adults with cancer or their caregivers receiving hospice service in a home setting through 16 Midwestern hospices. Participants completed one to two telephone interviews during the first two weeks of their hospice experience. Instruments used to gather objective information include the Brief Pain Inventory and the Brief Hospice Inventory. Information gathered included: worst pain, least pain, and average pain over past 24 hours period; percent of relief in past 24 hours; number of hours with mild pain, moderate pain, severe pain or no pain in past 24 hours; pain interference with general activities such as: mood, ambulation, ADL's, relations with others, sleep and enjoyment of life; impact of other symptoms such as: tiredness, nausea, depression, anxiety, and shortness of breath; and impact of pain on: appetite, changes in ability to care for self, quality of life, comfort, and relationships. Additionally, the relationship between pain severity and other symptoms associated with quality of life will be examined. Data analysis is in progress and findings will be presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:16:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:16:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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