Abré van Buuren

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There is no 'gold standard' to assess the adequacy of pain treatment in cancer patients. The purpose of the study is to explore the Amsterdam Pain Management Index, a newly designed measure to evaluate the adequacy of cancer pain treatment, and to compare it with eight frequently used outcome measures. The Amsterdam Pain Management Index compares patients'(More)
The effectiveness of a Pain Education Program in cancer patients with chronic pain offered by nurses was investigated in a randomized controlled clinical trial. A multi-method approach was used in which verbal instruction, written material, an audio cassette tape, and the use of a pain diary were combined to inform and instruct patients about pain and pain(More)
Systematic assessment of pain is the basis for adequate pain treatment. In the home situation, however, it is difficult to assess patients' pain intensity. A group of 159 cancer patients who had been admitted to a cancer hospital with pain caused by cancer, cancer therapy, or illness that persisted for at least 1 month received a pain diary. These patients(More)
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