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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601918
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Chronic Pain Outcomes with Integrative Nursing Interventions
Other Titles:
Nurses Attitudes and Clinical Decisions Related to Pain Management [Session]
Author(s):
Starkweather, Angela R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Omega
Author Details:
Angela R. Starkweather, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, astarkweathe@vcu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Pain is one of the leading causes that individuals seek healthcare, however, clinical outcomes for patients with pain are not ideal. The purpose of this presentation is to describe integrative approaches for pain management, examine the results of a clinical trial that evaluated a non-invasive neuroelectrical stimulation therapy for patients with chronic pain and discuss the delivery of integrative nursing interventions for pain management. 'Methods: A double-blinded randomized sham-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate a non-invasive neurocutaneous electrical stimulation therapy for patients with chronic pain. Subjective pain ratings, pain sensitivity measured by quantitative sensory testing, and mRNA expression profiles of pain sensitivity genes were assessed in participants before and after the intervention. Clinical outcome measures included functional abilities (physical function, exercise, work), symptom self-management and quality of life. Results: Compared with the sham group, the Calmare group showed a significant decrease in the 'worst' pain and interference scores at three weeks follow-up. There were also significant differences in measures of pain sensitivity and differential mRNA expression of 17 pain genes between the Calmare and sham groups suggesting that Calmare can be effective in reducing pain intensity and interference in individuals with persistent low back pain by altering the mechanisms of enhanced pain sensitivity. Conclusion: Integrative approaches that incorporate multi-modal strategies'for pain management can improve clinical outcomes for patients with chronic pain. Nurses can use this research to inform the delivery of integrative interventions for patients suffering with chronic pain.
Keywords:
pain; integrative interventions; clinical outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15M03
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleImproving Chronic Pain Outcomes with Integrative Nursing Interventionsen
dc.title.alternativeNurses Attitudes and Clinical Decisions Related to Pain Management [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorStarkweather, Angela R.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Omegaen
dc.author.detailsAngela R. Starkweather, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, astarkweathe@vcu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601918-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Pain is one of the leading causes that individuals seek healthcare, however, clinical outcomes for patients with pain are not ideal. The purpose of this presentation is to describe integrative approaches for pain management, examine the results of a clinical trial that evaluated a non-invasive neuroelectrical stimulation therapy for patients with chronic pain and discuss the delivery of integrative nursing interventions for pain management. 'Methods: A double-blinded randomized sham-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate a non-invasive neurocutaneous electrical stimulation therapy for patients with chronic pain. Subjective pain ratings, pain sensitivity measured by quantitative sensory testing, and mRNA expression profiles of pain sensitivity genes were assessed in participants before and after the intervention. Clinical outcome measures included functional abilities (physical function, exercise, work), symptom self-management and quality of life. Results: Compared with the sham group, the Calmare group showed a significant decrease in the 'worst' pain and interference scores at three weeks follow-up. There were also significant differences in measures of pain sensitivity and differential mRNA expression of 17 pain genes between the Calmare and sham groups suggesting that Calmare can be effective in reducing pain intensity and interference in individuals with persistent low back pain by altering the mechanisms of enhanced pain sensitivity. Conclusion: Integrative approaches that incorporate multi-modal strategies'for pain management can improve clinical outcomes for patients with chronic pain. Nurses can use this research to inform the delivery of integrative interventions for patients suffering with chronic pain.en
dc.subjectpainen
dc.subjectintegrative interventionsen
dc.subjectclinical outcomesen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:59:02Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:59:02Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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