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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160467
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cancer-Related Pain in the Outpatient Clinic
Abstract:
Cancer-Related Pain in the Outpatient Clinic
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Vallerand, April
Contact Address: CON, Cohn Building #364, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Cheryl Riley-Doucet; Susan M. Hasenau
The prevalence of uncontrolled cancer-related pain in outpatient adult populations continues despite claims that pain can be relieved in more than 90% of cases. The purpose of this study was: (1) to investigate the degree to which outpatients with cancer-related pain believe their pain is controllable, (2) to determine the current level of pain control that these patients are experiencing, and (3) to investigate the relationship between pain and symptom distress, perception of control over pain, and functional status in this patient population. The Conceptual Model of Symptom Management served as the study’s conceptual framework. An exploratory/descriptive, cross sectional design was the method used for this study. Adult patients (n=247) 18 years and older, who were receiving treatment at a large urban cancer center and had experienced pain in the previous two weeks were asked to complete the study questionnaires. Data analysis revealed that the majority of patients believed that their pain was controllable (89%). However, the mean worst pain score reported in the previous two weeks was 6.33 (range 1-10), indicating moderate to severe pain. Patients with higher pain severity, increased distress, decreased functional status and more barriers to pain control were found to have a significantly lower perception of control over pain. Patients with higher perceived control over pain were also found to be significantly more knowledgeable regarding pain control. Findings support the relationship between perceived control over pain, decreased pain severity, symptom distress, and functional status. Decreased levels of pain may lead to increased perceived control over pain, decreased symptom distress, and improved functional status in patients with cancer. The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University College of Nursing Scholar Award funded this study. AN: MN030099
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.titleCancer-Related Pain in the Outpatient Clinicen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160467-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cancer-Related Pain in the Outpatient Clinic </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vallerand, April</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value"> CON, Cohn Building #364, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cheryl Riley-Doucet; Susan M. Hasenau </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The prevalence of uncontrolled cancer-related pain in outpatient adult populations continues despite claims that pain can be relieved in more than 90% of cases. The purpose of this study was: (1) to investigate the degree to which outpatients with cancer-related pain believe their pain is controllable, (2) to determine the current level of pain control that these patients are experiencing, and (3) to investigate the relationship between pain and symptom distress, perception of control over pain, and functional status in this patient population. The Conceptual Model of Symptom Management served as the study&rsquo;s conceptual framework. An exploratory/descriptive, cross sectional design was the method used for this study. Adult patients (n=247) 18 years and older, who were receiving treatment at a large urban cancer center and had experienced pain in the previous two weeks were asked to complete the study questionnaires. Data analysis revealed that the majority of patients believed that their pain was controllable (89%). However, the mean worst pain score reported in the previous two weeks was 6.33 (range 1-10), indicating moderate to severe pain. Patients with higher pain severity, increased distress, decreased functional status and more barriers to pain control were found to have a significantly lower perception of control over pain. Patients with higher perceived control over pain were also found to be significantly more knowledgeable regarding pain control. Findings support the relationship between perceived control over pain, decreased pain severity, symptom distress, and functional status. Decreased levels of pain may lead to increased perceived control over pain, decreased symptom distress, and improved functional status in patients with cancer. The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University College of Nursing Scholar Award funded this study. AN: MN030099 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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