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Assessment of study quality for systematic reviews: a comparison of the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool and the Effective Public Health Practice Project Quality Assessment Tool:
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Both tools performed quite differently when evaluating the risk of bias or methodological quality of studies in knowledge translation interventions for cancer pain, and its psychometric properties need to be more thoroughly validated. Expand
Effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions to improve cancer pain management.
CONTEXT Cancer pain is prevalent, yet patients do not receive best care despite widely available evidence. Although national cancer control policies call for education, effectiveness of such programsExpand
The Alberta Breakthrough Pain Assessment Tool for cancer patients: a validation study using a delphi process and patient think-aloud interviews.
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The validity evidence gathered in this study suggests the Alberta Breakthrough Pain Assessment Tool is conceptually grounded and is understandable by patients and clinicians, and further validation of this tool as an assessment measure within clinical trials research is warranted. Expand
Assessment and management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients: Current approaches and emerging research
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Current approaches to assess, define, characterize, and treat breakthrough cancer pain are described, and recent clinical research on novel agents, novel routes of drug delivery, and other advances in its management are summarized. Expand
Formal feasibility studies in palliative care: why they are important and how to conduct them.
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A draft framework for the design and conduct of a Formal Feasibility Study for palliative care trials should be commonly conducted before development of a larger pivotal trial, to prospectively identify barriers to research, develop strategies to address these barriers, and predict whether the larger study is feasible. Expand
Clinical trials focusing on cancer pain educational interventions: core components to include during planning and reporting.
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Development of a standardized reporting template for clinical trials in cancer pain educational interventions could advance knowledge transfer research and thereby increase effectiveness of national and international cancer control policy designed to support cancer pain control. Expand
Applying the Delphi process to palliative care tool development: lessons learned
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The use of the Delphi technique in palliative care tool development may facilitate international collaborations, rapid knowledge transfer, and effective uptake of novel tools across diverse palliatives care settings. Expand
Characterization of the early pharmacodynamic profile of oral methadone for cancer-related breakthrough pain: a pilot study.
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It is suggested that oral methadone can have a rapid onset of analgesic action and may have a legitimate role in the management of cancer-related breakthrough pain. Expand
Does Increased Patient Awareness Improve Accrual Into Cancer-Related Clinical Trials?
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A set of educational interventions designed for cancer patients significantly improved their satisfaction with information on clinical research, but did not improve clinical trial enrollment of these participants as of 1 year after the study. Expand
Sublingual methadone for the management of cancer-related breakthrough pain: a pilot study.
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Preliminary results suggest a very rapid onset of relief of breakthrough pain with sublingual methadone when administered at the optimal dose, consistent with a highly favorable early pharmacodynamic profile of Methadone administered via this route. Expand
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