Journal article

Manifestation and parental assessment of children's cancer pain at home: An exploratory mixed-methods study

Roses Parker, Theresa Wiseman, Alison Twycross, Stephen McKeever

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe pain manifestation in children with cancer at home and understand how parents assess this pain. BACKGROUND: Pain is experienced by children with cancer throughout their cancer journey. Short-term, and into survivorship, pain has negative physical and psychological consequences. Changes in treatment location mean children with cancer spend more time at home. Little is known about pain experienced by children at home or how parents assess this pain. DESIGN: A mixed-methods convergent parallel study was reported using STROBE. METHOD: Parents of children with cancer on active treatment were recruited from one tertiary cancer centre. Parental attitudes towards pai..

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