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Educational Intervention Targeting Nurses Attitudes and Knowledge About Cancer-related Pain Management

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Blekinge Institute of Technology Identifier:
First received: March 5, 2011
Last updated: January 5, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

March 5, 2011
January 5, 2013
April 2011
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from baseline of the total score of Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain [ Time Frame: Measurement will occur at first session of the educational intervention and 2 and 6 weeks after ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Nurses attitude and knowledge as measured by a modified version of the instrument: Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01313234 on Archive Site
Change from Baseline - Brief Pain Inventory, Short Form (BPI-SF) [ Time Frame: Measurement will occur at admission of the patient and at discharge from the hospital. Estimated average time period from admission to discharge is 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
BPI-SF is a pain-assessment instrument developed for cancer patient. The instrument consists of nine items, and a figure depicting a human body where the patient marks position and type of pain. BPI-SF includes items concerning the degree of pain right now, pain during the last day and pain on average as well as items concerning effect of pain treatment, walking ability, mood, work, relationships and if sleep are affected by pain.
Same as current
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Educational Intervention Targeting Nurses Attitudes and Knowledge About Cancer-related Pain Management
A Theory Based Educational Intervention Targeting Nurses Attitudes and Knowledge Concerning Cancer-related Pain Management: A Study Protocol of a Quasi-experimental Study Design

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether an intervention consisting of the implementation of guidelines about daily systematic pain assessment following a theory based education, targeting cancer-related pain and pain treatment, lead to a significantly positive improvement in RNs knowledge of, and attitudes towards their pain management. Furthermore will the interventions targeting the RNs influence the admitted patient's perception of their cancer-related pain?

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Behavioral: Education
Theory based education and systematic daily assessment
  • Experimental: Education
    Educational theory based intervention and systematic daily pain assessment
    Intervention: Behavioral: Education
  • No Intervention: Control
    Control group with care as usual

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2011
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Aged 18 years and above
  • Cognitively intact and able to verbally communicate
  • At admission pain intensity >1 on Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Trauma or planned and/or acute surgery.
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Blekinge Institute of Technology
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Blekinge Institute of Technology
January 2013

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