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Implications for practice and research
■ Patients with severe pain are found in all clinical settings;
■ The use of pain assessment tools by nurses is generally poor;
■ The use of a pain assessment tool is a means of involving patients in their pain management;
■ Patients' satisfaction with involvement in their pain management is an area worthy of further research.
Pain assessment, using an appropriate assessment tool, is a quality of marker1 2 and provides a method of evaluating the effectiveness …