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dc.contributor.authorWang, WY
dc.contributor.authorChu, CM
dc.contributor.authorWu, YS
dc.contributor.authorSung, CS
dc.contributor.authorHo, ST
dc.contributor.authorPan, HH
dc.contributor.authorWang, KY
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T00:46:13Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T00:46:13Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0222516en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389401
dc.description.abstractEvaluating the absolute difference in pain intensity and the percentage difference in pain intensity could facilitate an understanding of pain reduction among cancer patients during repeated hospitalizations. Examinations of the absolute differences in pain intensity and the percentage differences in pain intensity according to the worst pain intensity and last evaluated pain intensity before discharge are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the absolute and percentage difference in pain intensities among cancer patients with moderate or severe pain from their 1st to 18th hospitalizations from 2011–2013. A population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted. Pain intensity was assessed using scales and was recorded in a nursing information system. The absolute and percentage difference in pain intensities were examined via the one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, and group differences in moderate or severe pain were evaluated with the Mann-Whitney U test. For moderate pain patients, the mean absolute difference in pain intensity was 1.52, and the percentage difference in pain intensity was 29.0%; both these values were significant. More significant changes in the absolute and percentage difference in pain intensities were associated with severe pain patients. Both the average absolute difference in pain intensity (3.09) and the percentage difference in pain intensity (38.5%) in patients with severe pain were significantly higher than the average absolute difference in pain intensity (1.52) and the percentage difference in pain intensity (29.0%) in patients with moderate pain. Cancer patients with moderate and severe pain experienced pain reductions of approximately 30% and 40%, respectively. Early pain management intervention in patients with severe pain is necessary to achieve an obvious analgesic effect, and the formula of the percentage difference in pain intensity should be incorporated into the nursing information system to alert clinicians for early detection of the effectiveness of cancer pain management.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome0222516: 1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe0222516: 11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPLoS ONEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesisen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the pain intensity differences among hospitalized cancer patients based on a nursing information systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWang, WY; Chu, CM; Wu, YS; Sung, CS; Ho, ST; Pan, HH; Wang, KY, Evaluation of the pain intensity differences among hospitalized cancer patients based on a nursing information system, PLoS ONE, 2019, 14 (9), pp. e0222516: 1-e0222516: 11en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-30
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2019-11-27T23:55:08Z
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorChu, Cordia M.


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