To evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of different healthcare professionals regarding pain issues such as addiction, the assessment of pain, scheduling, use of analgesics, and pediatric pain.
Additionally, to determine whether differences exist based on hospital setting, years of service, clinical practice area, and country of origin.
A total of 686 nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and medical/nursing students from three hospitals completed a 17-item survey evaluating knowledge and beliefs about pain.
The three hospital settings were a large city hospital, a private community hospital, and a state medical school-based hospital.
The overall percentage « correct » score was only 56%. Physicians scored significantly higher, and pharmacists scored significantly lower than other groups.
Nurses scored significantly less concordantly than physicians on 11 of the 17 items.
Those identifying anesthesiology as their clinical practice area scored significantly higher than all other areas, whereas those practicing within medicine demonstrated significantly more « correct » scores than those in surgery.
City hospital respondents scored significantly lower than professionals practicing in the other two hospitals ; non-U.S. country of origin professionals scored significantly lower than U.S. country of origin healthcare professionals.
There were no significant differences based on postgraduate years of practice. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Médecin, Pharmacien, Pratique professionnelle, Connaissance, Attitude, Douleur, Traitement, Enquête, Questionnaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Physician, Chemist, Professional practice, Knowledge, Attitude, Pain, Treatment, Survey, Questionnaire, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0494879
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 03/02/1998.