Overcoming patient-related barriers to cancer pain management for home care patients

A pilot study

Ming Chuan Chang, Yue Cune Chang, Jeng Fong Chiou, Tsung Shan Tsou, Chia-Chin Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the effectiveness of a pain education program to overcome patient-related barriers in managing cancer pain for Taiwanese home care patients with cancer. The pain education program was developed based on previous studies of Taiwanese patient-related barriers to cancer pain management. The Barriers Questionnaire-Taiwan form, the Brief Pain Inventory, the Medication Adherence Questionnaire, and a demographic questionnaire were used for data collection. The sample consisted of 18 patients in the experimental group and 19 patients in the control group. Descriptive statistics, t tests, and paired t tests were used to analyze the data. Results of this study revealed that patients who received the pain educational program had significantly greater reduction in Barriers Questionnaire-Taiwan form scores and more improvement in medication adherence compared with patients who did not participate in the program. When compared to pretest scores, patients scores after receiving the pain education intervention showed significant improvement on the Barriers Questionnaire-Taiwan form, medication adherence, pain intensity, and pain interference. The results of this study support the effectiveness of the pain education program on overcoming the barriers to cancer pain management for Taiwanese home care patients with cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-476
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Nursing
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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Pain Management
Home Care Services
Pain
Medication Adherence
Taiwan
Education
Cancer Pain
Neoplasms
Demography
Surveys and Questionnaires
Equipment and Supplies
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Analgesics
  • Cancer pain
  • Compliance
  • Pain education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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Overcoming patient-related barriers to cancer pain management for home care patients : A pilot study. / Chang, Ming Chuan; Chang, Yue Cune; Chiou, Jeng Fong; Tsou, Tsung Shan; Lin, Chia-Chin.

In: Cancer Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 6, 12.2002, p. 470-476.

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Chang, Ming Chuan ; Chang, Yue Cune ; Chiou, Jeng Fong ; Tsou, Tsung Shan ; Lin, Chia-Chin. / Overcoming patient-related barriers to cancer pain management for home care patients : A pilot study. In: Cancer Nursing. 2002 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 470-476.
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