Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain.

Betty Ferrell, C. Wisdom, C. Wenzl, J. Brown

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Oncology nursing is concerned with pain relief and overall Quality of Life (QOL). The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of controlled-release morphine on QOL for patients with cancer. Eighty-three subjects were randomly assigned in a clinical trial of short-acting versus controlled-release analgesia (MS Contin, Purdue Frederick Co., Norwalk, CT). Data was collected in a repeated measures design every 2 weeks for 6 weeks yielding a total of 240 visits. Five instruments were used to assess QOL, pain, and functional status. Study findings indicate improved pain management with controlled-release MS Contin and important nursing implications for the management of analgesia-induced gastrointestinal symptoms. Through appropriate pain management with pain therapies such as controlled-release analgesia, nurses can greatly enhance QOL for the patient with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-526
Number of pages6
JournalOncology Nursing Forum
Volume16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Morphine
Quality of Life
Analgesia
Pain Management
Pain
Oncology Nursing
Neoplasms
Nursing
Nurses
Clinical Trials
Cancer Pain
Therapeutics

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  • Oncology(nursing)

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Ferrell, B., Wisdom, C., Wenzl, C., & Brown, J. (1989). Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain. Oncology Nursing Forum, 16(4), 521-526.

Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain. / Ferrell, Betty; Wisdom, C.; Wenzl, C.; Brown, J.

In: Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.07.1989, p. 521-526.

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Ferrell, B, Wisdom, C, Wenzl, C & Brown, J 1989, 'Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain.', Oncology Nursing Forum, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 521-526.
Ferrell B, Wisdom C, Wenzl C, Brown J. Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain. Oncology Nursing Forum. 1989 Jul 1;16(4):521-526.
Ferrell, Betty ; Wisdom, C. ; Wenzl, C. ; Brown, J. / Effects of controlled-released morphine on quality of life for cancer pain. In: Oncology Nursing Forum. 1989 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 521-526.
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