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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313234
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Blekinge Institute of Technology

Brief Summary:
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?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neoplasms Behavioral: Education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (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
Study Start Date : April 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Education
Educational theory based intervention and systematic daily pain assessment
Behavioral: Education
Theory based education and systematic daily assessment

No Intervention: Control
Control group with care as usual

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 ]
    Nurses attitude and knowledge as measured by a modified version of the instrument: Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 ]
    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.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01313234

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Blekinge Hospital
Karlskrona, Sweden, 37185
Sponsors and Collaborators
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Blekinge Institute of Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313234    
Other Study ID Numbers: BFR20100046019
First Posted: March 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cancer Pain
Neurologic Manifestations