Evid Based Nurs 8:17 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.1.17
  • Treatment

A nurse led educational intervention for cancer pain management was effective in cancer patients in ambulatory settings

 Q In cancer patients in ambulatory settings, is a nurse led, individualised educational intervention for overcoming attitudinal and behavioural barriers to cancer pain management effective?



randomised controlled trial.




blinded {healthcare providers}*.

GraphicFollow up period:

1 week.


ambulatory oncology clinics at 2 tertiary hospitals in Australia.


189 patients ⩾18 years of age (66% women, mean age 56 y) who had cancer and had experienced cancer related pain greater than everyday pain in the previous 2 weeks or who had been ordered to receive an opioid for cancer pain relief, or both, and who had an anticipated life expectancy ⩾3 months.


a patient management intervention (PMI), 2 sessions given 1 week apart by trained nurses, who identified personal pain management …

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