Measuring Greek Nurses' Pain Management Knowledge With A Translated Version Of The Nurses' Knowledge And Attitude Survey Regarding Pain

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164856
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Greek Nurses' Pain Management Knowledge With A Translated Version Of The Nurses' Knowledge And Attitude Survey Regarding Pain
Author(s):
Tafas, Cheryl
Author Details:
Cheryl Tafas, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Abstract:
Significance: Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with cancer, particularly in more advanced stages of the disease. It is estimated that 90% of cancer pain can be controlled through relatively simple means, relieving suffering and improving quality of life. Although multiple barriers to successful pain management exist, significant knowledge deficits persist among nurses despite advances in technology and efforts by the World Health Organization to promote relief from cancer pain on an international level. Purpose: This pretest-posttest study was conducted to test the construct validity, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency of a Greek version of the Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain (NKASRP) with a group of Greek nurses. This was the initial phase of an effort to describe the state of cancer pain management in a large anti-cancer facility in Greece. Methods: Fifty-three nurses from three different sites in Greece were randomly assigned to an expert or non-expert group. The expert group viewed four Greek translated educational videotapes about pain management by Margo McCaffery. The non-expert group received no pain education. All of the nurses completed a pretest and a post-test using a Greek translation of the NKASRP, with a time delay of 8 to 10 days between testing. Analysis & Findings: There were no significant differences between the expert and non-expert nurses based on years of cancer nursing experience, but slightly under half (49.1%) did not have any cancer nursing experience. The expert nurses learned significantly more than the non-expert nurses from pretest to post-test, M=9.3 and M=1.8 items, respectively, t(51) = 4.96, p < .001. Expert nurses correctly answered 47.9% of the pretest and 71.7% of the post-test questions. Non-expert nurses correctly answered 42.5% of the pretest and 47.1% of the post-test questions. Item analysis of a question related to addiction risk in substance abuse populations revealed correct responses by 100% of the expert nurses compared to only 48% of the non-expert nurses in the post-test. These results provide support for the construct validity of the Greek version of the NKASRP. Test-retest reliability for the 31 non-expert nurses was r = .59, p < .001. Cronbach’s alpha for the entire sample was .71 (n=15) at the pretest and .88 (n=36) at the post-test. Implications: These results support the validity and internal consistency of the Greek version of the NKASRP, which will be used in the next phase of the study to survey Greek oncology nurses and describe their pain management knowledge and attitudes. Pain experienced by cancer patients in the same anti-cancer facility in Greece will also be described. The combined results will be used to identify areas where further educational and organizational support is needed in preparation for the third and final phase of the study. The ultimate aim of this series of studies is to significantly reduce the pain experienced by Greek cancer patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Diego, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Greek Nurses' Pain Management Knowledge With A Translated Version Of The Nurses' Knowledge And Attitude Survey Regarding Painen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTafas, Cherylen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Tafas, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164856-
dc.description.abstractSignificance: Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with cancer, particularly in more advanced stages of the disease. It is estimated that 90% of cancer pain can be controlled through relatively simple means, relieving suffering and improving quality of life. Although multiple barriers to successful pain management exist, significant knowledge deficits persist among nurses despite advances in technology and efforts by the World Health Organization to promote relief from cancer pain on an international level. Purpose: This pretest-posttest study was conducted to test the construct validity, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency of a Greek version of the Nurses&rsquo; Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain (NKASRP) with a group of Greek nurses. This was the initial phase of an effort to describe the state of cancer pain management in a large anti-cancer facility in Greece. Methods: Fifty-three nurses from three different sites in Greece were randomly assigned to an expert or non-expert group. The expert group viewed four Greek translated educational videotapes about pain management by Margo McCaffery. The non-expert group received no pain education. All of the nurses completed a pretest and a post-test using a Greek translation of the NKASRP, with a time delay of 8 to 10 days between testing. Analysis &amp; Findings: There were no significant differences between the expert and non-expert nurses based on years of cancer nursing experience, but slightly under half (49.1%) did not have any cancer nursing experience. The expert nurses learned significantly more than the non-expert nurses from pretest to post-test, M=9.3 and M=1.8 items, respectively, t(51) = 4.96, p &lt; .001. Expert nurses correctly answered 47.9% of the pretest and 71.7% of the post-test questions. Non-expert nurses correctly answered 42.5% of the pretest and 47.1% of the post-test questions. Item analysis of a question related to addiction risk in substance abuse populations revealed correct responses by 100% of the expert nurses compared to only 48% of the non-expert nurses in the post-test. These results provide support for the construct validity of the Greek version of the NKASRP. Test-retest reliability for the 31 non-expert nurses was r = .59, p &lt; .001. Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha for the entire sample was .71 (n=15) at the pretest and .88 (n=36) at the post-test. Implications: These results support the validity and internal consistency of the Greek version of the NKASRP, which will be used in the next phase of the study to survey Greek oncology nurses and describe their pain management knowledge and attitudes. Pain experienced by cancer patients in the same anti-cancer facility in Greece will also be described. The combined results will be used to identify areas where further educational and organizational support is needed in preparation for the third and final phase of the study. The ultimate aim of this series of studies is to significantly reduce the pain experienced by Greek cancer patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:14Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.name26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Diego, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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