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

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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?


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randomised controlled trial.

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blinded {healthcare providers}*.

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1 week.

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ambulatory oncology clinics at 2 tertiary hospitals in Australia.

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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 …

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  • For correspondence: Dr P Yates, Center for Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

  • Source of funding: National Health and Medical Research Council.