Evaluating Nurses Knowledge, Misconceptions, and Attitudes Towards Treating Patients with Chronic Pain

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Richard Burton
Holly Judson
Corresponding Author:
Richard Burton | rburton6@csuchico.edu



Abstract

Introduction:


Chronic pain is complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that affects people worldwide, and nurses play a vital role in treatment. It is essential for nurses to have adequate knowledge and demonstrate no bias towards these patients.


Aims:


Determine nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding any patients with pain. Identify any potential biases.


 Methods:


The knowledge and attitudes of registered nurses regarding pain were assessed using (KAS survey).  A convenience sample was chosen. Data was analyzed to determine knowledge and attitudes regarding treating patients with chronic pain.


 Results:


55.5% of participants demonstrated “good knowledge and attitudes”, while 44.0% participants had “acceptable knowledge and attitudes”. There was no significant correlation between years’ experience and test scores.  There was a statistical difference between genders in relation to dependent variable test score.


Conclusions:


Participants demonstrated higher knowledge than previous works.  Data revealed participants did not hold any biases or misconceptions about treating patients with chronic pain. 

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
R. Burton and H. Judson, “Evaluating Nurses Knowledge, Misconceptions, and Attitudes Towards Treating Patients with Chronic Pain ”, Babali Nurs. Res., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 253-264, Apr. 2024.
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Original Research
Author Biographies

Richard Burton, California State University Chico, Chico, United States

California State University Chico, Chico, United States

Holly Judson, California State University Chico, Chico, United States

California State University Chico, Chico, United States

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