+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Cancer Pain Management Among Nurses at Oncology Units



Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Cancer Pain Management Among Nurses at Oncology Units



Journal of Cancer Education 2017



Nurses have major responsibilities to treat cancer pain in an optimal way. Their knowledge and attitudes are the key to success cancer pain management (CPM) process and impact the outcomes of pain treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes toward CPM among Jordanian nurses working at oncology units. A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to collect data from 135 nurses who were working at four oncology units using Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain. The percentage of correct answers was 51.5% indicating that participants had fair knowledge and attitudes toward CPM. Nurses appeared knowledgeable about CPM guidelines but were unfamiliar regarding pharmacological management and had negative attitudes toward opioids addiction and pain assessment. Significantly, knowledge and attitudes were higher among nurses who had previous education programs (P < .001) and worked in a pain team (P < .001). Therefore, including CPM topics in nursing curricula and postgraduate educational programs is needed. Additionally, initiating pain management teams and using CPM guidelines will contribute to effective treatment of cancer pain.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 059903916

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 28944405


Related references

Cancer Pain Management at Oncology Units: Comparing Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Barriers Between Physicians and Nurses. Journal of Cancer Education 2017, 2017

Oncology Nurses Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Cancer Pain Management. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 16(17): 7501-7506, 2016

Knowledge and attitudes of Turkish oncology nurses about cancer pain management. Pain Management Nursing 9(1): 17-25, 2008

Knowledge and attitudes about cancer pain management: a comparison of oncology and nononcology nurses. Oncology Nursing Forum 30(5): 849-855, 2003

The knowledge and attitudes of experience oncology nurses regarding the management of cancer-related pain. Oncology Nursing Forum 23(3): 515-521, 1996

Knowledge and attitudes about cancer pain management: a national survey of Italian oncology nurses. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 11(3): 272-279, 2006

Knowledge and attitudes on pain management by nurses in surgery and oncology in level III hospitals. Enfermeria Clinica 19(6): 322-329, 2010

Knowledge and attitudes regarding pain management among nurses in Hong Kong medical units. Journal of Clinical Nursing 17(15): 2014-2021, 2008

Quantitative study of oncology nurses' knowledge and attitudes towards pain management in Saudi Arabian hospitals. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 19(1): 44-49, 2015

Hospice and hospital oncology unit nurses: a comparative survey of knowledge and attitudes about cancer pain. Oncology Nursing Forum 27(10): 1593-1599, 2000

A Survey of the Knowledge and Attitudes of Oncology Nurses toward Pain in United Arab Emirates Oncology Settings. Pain Management Nursing 2018, 2018

Oncology Nursing Certification: Relation to Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes About Pain, Patient-Reported Pain Care Quality, and Pain Outcomes. Oncology Nursing Forum 43(1): 67-76, 2016

Attitudes to and knowledge about pain and pain management, of nurses working with children with cancer: A comparative study between UK, South Africa and Sweden. Journal of Research in Nursing 12(5): 501-515, 2007

Influencing nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practice in cancer pain management. Cancer Nursing 23(1): 55-63, 2000

review: Attitudes to and knowledge about pain and pain management of nurses working with children with cancer: A comparative study between UK, South Africa and Sweden. Journal of Research in Nursing 12(5): 517-519, 2007