The POEM shows promise for rapidly identifying patients’ opioid-related knowledge gaps and expectations. Correcting misunderstandings and gaps could result in safer use of opioids in a clinical care setting.
Conclusion Patients with cancer have a high prevalence of distress. Needs assessment can be performed quickly and inexpensively. However, the DT&PL was not cost effective in improving patient mood states. It is important to explore the reasons for this so that oncology units can design better services to support patients.
The problem of creating a general frailty index is still unsolved. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the amount of research on this subject. Our studies took advantage of mobile device features (accelerometer sensors, wireless communication capabilities, and processing capacities among others) to develop a new method that achieves an objective assessment of frailty based on similarity results for an elderly population, providing an essential support for physicians.
The mGPS is useful for predicting survival after surgical decompression due to gastrointestinal obstruction in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers. Patients with a poor mGPS may not be indicated for palliative bypass surgery.
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This review focuses on categories of behavior indicators related to pain in people with IDs. The quality of evidence is critically discussed per category. This set of indicators could potentially help clinicians to recognize pain in this population, especially when unique individual pain responses are also identified.
We can conclude that VES 13 demonstrated sufficient accuracy as a screening test in identifying elderly “fit” patients in order to spare the more time-consuming CGA.
The Faces Pain Scale–Revised and Color Analog Scale are self-report pain scales that are commonly used for children in the clinical and research settings.
This focused review will describe the primary NP assessment tools that are currently available, and discuss their suitability for screening patients and for research applications. Wider use of NP assessment tools will facilitate the development of new therapies, further clarify the epidemiology of this condition, and improve the treatment of NP.
Initial testing demonstrated low reliability and validity. Modifications to the questionnaire were made on the basis of these results and the feedback provided by experts in pediatric pain management. Subsequent testing demonstrated good validity and reliability, suggesting that the questionnaire is appropriate for measuring nurses’ knowledge and attitudes in relation to pediatric pain management.