Patient-related barriers to cancer pain management in Jordan

Mohammad Al Qadire*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Barriers to cancer pain management are prevalent among cancer patients around the world, which may hinder patients from receiving adequate pain treatment. However, no study has examined the barriers to cancer pain management among Jordanian cancer patients and thus this study was conducted to fill this gap. Fifty cancer patients completed the Barriers Questionnaire. It was found that patients held high level of concerns (mean of Barriers Questionnaire=2.58, SD=0.54). In addition, fear of addiction, fear of physiological and harmful effects of pain medications were the highest rated items which may indicate the need for patients' education about cancer pain and its treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S28-S31
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume34
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Middle Eastern countries
  • pain physiology and management
  • palliative care
  • pediatric oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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