The knowledge of, attitudes toward, and perceived barriers to pharmacologic management of cancer pain were examined in a random statewide sample of nurses (N = 790), using an 82-item questionnaire.
Although only 7% of the nurses reported working in oncology settings, 59% of the nurses reported having worked with patients with cancer in the last 6 months.
The scores on the knowledge test ranged from 11 ; to 93% correct, with a mean percent correct of 56.4% (+/ .92).
Nurses reported relatively liberal attitudes toward pain management, yet also reported believing that 22% of patients overreport pain.
Results are discussed with respect to implications for practice and education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Traitement, Connaissance, Douleur, Chimiothérapie, Perception sociale, Attitude, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Questionnaire, Psychométrie, Exploration, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Treatment, Knowledge, Pain, Chemotherapy, Social perception, Attitude, Nurse, Health staff, Questionnaire, Psychometrics, Exploration, Human
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