Nonpharmacologic pain interventions a review of evidence-based practices for reducing chronic cancer pain

Linda H. Eaton, Jeannine M. Brant, Karen McLeod, Chao Hsing Yeh

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BACKGROUND: Pain is a common issue for patients with cancer and can be challenging to manage effectively. Healthcare professionals need to be knowledgeable about evidence-based nonpharmacologic interventions. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review critically appraises the strength and quality of the empirical evidence for nonpharmacologic interventions in reducing chronic cancer pain. METHODS: Intervention studies were critically appraised and summarized by an Oncology Nursing Society Putting Evidence Into Practice team of RNs, advanced practice nurses, and nurse scientists. A level of evidence and a practice recommendation was assigned to each intervention. FINDINGS: Based on evidence, recommended interventions to reduce chronic cancer pain are celiac plexus block for pain related to pancreatic and abdominal cancers and radiation therapy for bone pain. Although psychoeducational interventions are considered likely to be effective, the effective components of these interventions and their dose and duration need to be determined through additional research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-70
Number of pages17
JournalClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Evidence-Based Practice
Chronic Pain
Pain
Nursing Societies
Celiac Plexus
Nurses
Oncology Nursing
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Delivery of Health Care
Bone and Bones
Research
Cancer Pain
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Interventions
  • Nonpharmacologic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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Nonpharmacologic pain interventions a review of evidence-based practices for reducing chronic cancer pain. / Eaton, Linda H.; Brant, Jeannine M.; McLeod, Karen; Yeh, Chao Hsing.

In: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2017, p. 54-70.

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