Educational Intervention Targeting Nurses Attitudes and Knowledge About Cancer-related Pain Management
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?
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||A Theory Based Educational Intervention Targeting Nurses Attitudes and Knowledge Concerning Cancer-related Pain Management: A Study Protocol of a Quasi-experimental Study Design|
- 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
- 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.
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Educational theory based intervention and systematic daily pain assessment
Theory based education and systematic daily assessment
No Intervention: Control
Control group with care as usual