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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308124
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pain Assessment of Adults with Sickle cell Disease
Author(s):
Adegbola, Maxine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Tau
Author Details:
Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, adegbola@uta.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Objective: Sickle cell disease is a global health problem. Adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living longer and report dissatisfaction with management approaches to chronic pain, which at times has an acute exacerbation. Healthcare providers do not clearly understand the pain from the individual’s perspective, and are challenged to effectively manage this unique pain. The purpose of presentation is to discuss the lived experiences of adults with SCD-related pain.

 Method: A phenomenological study that used open-ended interviewing of adult SCD patients was conducted to describe the lived experiences of chronic pain from the individual’s perspective. Participants were recruited from a SCD community based support group.

 Results: The major theme from the analyzed data identified that individuals’ belief that assessment of pain with the current numeric pain scale does not accurately capture the intensity of the pain.

 Conclusion: Adults with SCD pain report perceived inadequate assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Research findings will help providers, clinicians and researchers gain a better understanding of the individual’s pain experiences, and give direction for offering personalized, culturally specific and appropriately tailored interventions and pain management approaches.

Keywords:
pain; assessment; sickle cell disease
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePain Assessment of Adults with Sickle cell Diseaseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdegbola, Maxineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, adegbola@uta.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308124-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><strong>Objective</strong>: Sickle cell disease is a global health problem. Adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living longer and report dissatisfaction with management approaches to chronic pain, which at times has an acute exacerbation. Healthcare providers do not clearly understand the pain from the individual’s perspective, and are challenged to effectively manage this unique pain. The purpose of presentation is to discuss the lived experiences of adults with SCD-related pain. <p><b> </b><strong>Method</strong>: A phenomenological study that used open-ended interviewing of adult SCD patients was conducted to describe the lived experiences of chronic pain from the individual’s perspective. Participants were recruited from a SCD community based support group. <p><strong> Results</strong>: The major theme from the analyzed data identified that individuals’ belief that assessment of pain with the current numeric pain scale does not accurately capture the intensity of the pain. <p><b> </b><strong>Conclusion</strong>: Adults with SCD pain report perceived inadequate assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Research findings will help providers, clinicians and researchers gain a better understanding of the individual’s pain experiences, and give direction for offering personalized, culturally specific and appropriately tailored interventions and pain management approaches.en_GB
dc.subjectpainen_GB
dc.subjectassessmenten_GB
dc.subjectsickle cell diseaseen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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