Patient Barriers to Adequate Analgesia among Irish Palliative Care Patients

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/622742
Title:
Patient Barriers to Adequate Analgesia among Irish Palliative Care Patients
Authors:
McDarby, Geraldine; Evans, David S; Kiernan, Regina
Publisher:
Journal of Palliative care and Pediatrics
Journal:
Journal of Palliative care and Pediatrics
Issue Date:
Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/622742
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Cancer pain is associated with significant costs. Uncontrolled cancer pain impairs physical and psychological functioning while also being associated with increased resource utilization and healthcare costs. Patients continue to report high levels of cancer pain despite the presence of effective guidelines, shown to produce highly significant and sustained reductions. These guidelines are based on the WHO analgesic ladder with opiate analgesics as the mainstay of treatment for moderate to severe pain regardless of its etiology. This study aimed to examine patient barriers to cancer pain control among Irish palliative care patients by examining patient reported pain, prescribed analgesics and patient concerns about reporting pain and using analgesics using internationally validated tools.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT; IMMUNISATION
Local subject classification:
INFECTIOUS DISEASES; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH; NEWSLETTER; DRINKING WATER; HEALTH PROTECTION; HEALTH IMPROVEMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING; HEALTH STATUS; PUBLIC INFORMATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDarby, Geraldineen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, David Sen
dc.contributor.authorKiernan, Reginaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T16:40:20Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-10T16:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622742-
dc.descriptionCancer pain is associated with significant costs. Uncontrolled cancer pain impairs physical and psychological functioning while also being associated with increased resource utilization and healthcare costs. Patients continue to report high levels of cancer pain despite the presence of effective guidelines, shown to produce highly significant and sustained reductions. These guidelines are based on the WHO analgesic ladder with opiate analgesics as the mainstay of treatment for moderate to severe pain regardless of its etiology. This study aimed to examine patient barriers to cancer pain control among Irish palliative care patients by examining patient reported pain, prescribed analgesics and patient concerns about reporting pain and using analgesics using internationally validated tools.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Palliative care and Pediatricsen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subjectHEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENTen
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen
dc.subject.otherINFECTIOUS DISEASESen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherENVIRONMENT AND HEALTHen
dc.subject.otherNEWSLETTERen
dc.subject.otherDRINKING WATERen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH PROTECTIONen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH IMPROVEMENTen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH STATUSen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC INFORMATIONen
dc.titlePatient Barriers to Adequate Analgesia among Irish Palliative Care Patientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Palliative care and Pediatricsen
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