Knowledge and Attitudes of Turkish Medical Staff Toward Pain in Emergency Department

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304322
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge and Attitudes of Turkish Medical Staff Toward Pain in Emergency Department
Author(s):
Dikmen, Yesim; Erdim, Aylin; Gurkan, Aysel; Akgun, Meftun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yesim Dikmen, MSc, ydikmen@marmara.edu.tr; Aylin Erdim, PhD; Aysel Gurkan, PhD; Meftun Akgun, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Pain constitutes the vast majority of all referrals in the emergency setting per se. The purpose of this study was to explore nurses’ and doctors’ knowledge of and attitutes towards pain in emergency department.

Methods: The sample consisted of 279 nurses and 157 physicians employed in emergency departments of thirteen teaching and research hospitals located in Istanbul, Turkey. In total 436 medical staff completed a 20 item questionnaire evaluating knowledge and beliefs about pain. Questionnaire is designed to based on literature findings and our experiences. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t test, x2 test, and Kruskal-Wallis analysis. A p value lower than 0.05 was considered significant.

Results: The average age of participants was 29±5 (median 29), 55% were female.  The overall percentage of correct answers was 49% (9.12/20). Physicians scored 51,8% and nurses 47,2% (p<0,05). The percentage of correct answers varied widely  among the different items (from 9,2% to 95%). The question that had the lowest percentage of correct answers (9,2%) was No.1 (“Pain relief should be the first priority in the management of pain in the emergency department;” correct answer; “I agree”).

Conclusion: From these results, we conclude that there are still significant knowledge deficits and erroneous beliefs that may hamper treatment of the patient in pain. These results will help in conducting educational programs aimed at improving pain treatment in the emergency departments of the hospitals.

Keywords:
Pain knowledge; pain attitudes; emergency department
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge and Attitudes of Turkish Medical Staff Toward Pain in Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDikmen, Yesimen_GB
dc.contributor.authorErdim, Aylinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGurkan, Ayselen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAkgun, Meftunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYesim Dikmen, MSc, ydikmen@marmara.edu.tr; Aylin Erdim, PhD; Aysel Gurkan, PhD; Meftun Akgun, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304322-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Pain constitutes the vast majority of all referrals in the emergency setting per se. The purpose of this study was to explore nurses’ and doctors’ knowledge of and attitutes towards pain in emergency department. <p><b>Methods: </b>The sample consisted of 279 nurses and 157 physicians employed in emergency departments of thirteen teaching and research hospitals located in Istanbul, Turkey. In total 436 medical staff completed a 20 item questionnaire evaluating knowledge and beliefs about pain. Questionnaire is designed to based on literature findings and our experiences. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t test, x<sup>2</sup> test, and Kruskal-Wallis analysis. A p value lower than 0.05 was considered significant. <p><b>Results: </b>The average age of participants was 29±5 (median 29), 55% were female.  The overall percentage of correct answers was 49% (9.12/20). Physicians scored 51,8% and nurses 47,2% (p<0,05). The percentage of correct answers varied widely  among the different items (from 9,2% to 95%). The question that had the lowest percentage of correct answers (9,2%) was No.1 (“Pain relief should be the first priority in the management of pain in the emergency department;” correct answer; “I agree”). <p><b>Conclusion: </b>From these results, we conclude that there are still significant knowledge deficits and erroneous beliefs that may hamper treatment of the patient in pain. These results will help in conducting educational programs aimed at improving pain treatment in the emergency departments of the hospitals.en_GB
dc.subjectPain knowledgeen_GB
dc.subjectpain attitudesen_GB
dc.subjectemergency departmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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