The Comparison of South Korean Nurses' Knowledge About Cancer Pain Management with Five Other Countries

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165677
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Comparison of South Korean Nurses' Knowledge About Cancer Pain Management with Five Other Countries
Author(s):
Lee, Euk
Author Details:
Euk Lee, Seoul National University, College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea
Abstract:
Significance: Throughout the world, cancer pain has been inadequately and inappropriately managed. Problem and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the level of knowledge of South Korean nurses on cancer pain management and to compare these data with those of other countries; Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, and the United States. Methods: Study subjects were 152 nurses working at major institutions in Seoul, Korea. The level of knowledge about cancer pain management was measured by the modified version of a 12-question instrument developed by McCaffery and Ferrell (1995). Data Analysis/Evaluation: Descriptive data analysis was used such as mean, frequencies, percentage, etc. Findings and Implication: Mean score of the correct answer for nurses of South Korea is 5.02. Respondents rated only 15.2% of physicians as ‘doing a good job’, while 21.2% of nurses as ‘doing a good job’. Comparing with the data of other countries, these scores are lower than those of USA, Canada, and Australia, more or less similar to those of Spain and Japan. The questions which nurses correctly answered in less than 40% were “over-reporting of pain” (14.9%), “incidence of addiction” (25.7%), and “initiation of opioids” (32.2%). Forty-eight percent of nurses responded placebo to be a useful way to determine if pain is real. For most of the questions, nurses in South Korea revealed to have an inadequate knowledge of the WHO’s recommendations for cancer pain relief. Nurses showed the low rate of correct answers in use of placebo and over-reporting of pain. It might have been the obstacle in the effective pain management. These results strongly suggest the need to continue aggressive education of nurses who play an important role in alleviating pain for the 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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Comparison of South Korean Nurses' Knowledge About Cancer Pain Management with Five Other Countriesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Euken_US
dc.author.detailsEuk Lee, Seoul National University, College of Nursing, Seoul, South Koreaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165677-
dc.description.abstractSignificance: Throughout the world, cancer pain has been inadequately and inappropriately managed. Problem and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the level of knowledge of South Korean nurses on cancer pain management and to compare these data with those of other countries; Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, and the United States. Methods: Study subjects were 152 nurses working at major institutions in Seoul, Korea. The level of knowledge about cancer pain management was measured by the modified version of a 12-question instrument developed by McCaffery and Ferrell (1995). Data Analysis/Evaluation: Descriptive data analysis was used such as mean, frequencies, percentage, etc. Findings and Implication: Mean score of the correct answer for nurses of South Korea is 5.02. Respondents rated only 15.2% of physicians as ‘doing a good job’, while 21.2% of nurses as ‘doing a good job’. Comparing with the data of other countries, these scores are lower than those of USA, Canada, and Australia, more or less similar to those of Spain and Japan. The questions which nurses correctly answered in less than 40% were “over-reporting of pain” (14.9%), “incidence of addiction” (25.7%), and “initiation of opioids” (32.2%). Forty-eight percent of nurses responded placebo to be a useful way to determine if pain is real. For most of the questions, nurses in South Korea revealed to have an inadequate knowledge of the WHO’s recommendations for cancer pain relief. Nurses showed the low rate of correct answers in use of placebo and over-reporting of pain. It might have been the obstacle in the effective pain management. These results strongly suggest the need to continue aggressive education of nurses who play an important role in alleviating pain for the cancer patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:22:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:22:57Z-
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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