Putting cancer pain management regimens into practice at home

Karen L. Schumacher, Setsuko Koresawa, Claudia West, Christopher Hawkins, Carol Johnson, Evalyn Wais, Marylin Dodd, Steven M. Paul, Debu Tripathy, Peter Koo, Christine Miaskowski

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The purpose of this study was to describe the difficulties with pain management that patients and family caregivers bring to a nurse's attention during a teaching and coaching intervention. Data were obtained from audiotaped and transcribed interactions between intervention nurses and patients (n = 52) and their family caregivers (n = 33) who were participating in a randomized clinical trial of a nursing intervention called the PRO-SELF

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-382
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Barriers to pain management
  • Bone metastasis
  • Cancer pain
  • Pain management at home
  • Side effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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