Journal article

Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain in Saudi Arabia

Thurayya Eid, Elizabeth Manias, Tracey Bucknall, Adnan Almazrooa

Pain Management Nursing | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Unrelieved pain is a worldwide health care problem that can lead to unnecessary complications and increased health care expenditure. The aim of this study was to examine nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward pain in Saudi Arabia. A descriptive design was employed using the Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey regarding pain. The study took place in a tertiary teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. All nurses employed in the hospital were eligible to participate. A total of 775 questionnaires were distributed to nurses working in acute care, intensive care, and nursing education and administration settings. In all, 593 respondents completed the questionnaires, representing a response rate of 7..

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The authors acknowledge King Abduaziz University Hospital and King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia who sponsored Dr Thurayya Eid's PhD program at The University of Melbourne.