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Meta-ethnography 25 years on: challenges and insights for synthesising a large number of qualitative studies
Studies that systematically search for and synthesise qualitative research are becoming more evident in health care, and they can make an important contribution to patient care. Our team was fundedExpand
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‘Trying to pin down jelly’ - exploring intuitive processes in quality assessment for meta-ethnography
BackgroundStudies that systematically search for and synthesise qualitative research are becoming more evident in health care, and they can make an important contribution to patient care. However,Expand
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Patterns and frequency of anxiety in women undergoing gynaecological surgery.
AIMS Within a gynaecological surgical setting to identify the patterns and frequency of anxiety pre- and postoperatively; to identify any correlation between raised anxiety levels and postoperativeExpand
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Patient experiences of anxiety, depression and acute pain after surgery: a longitudinal perspective.
This study sought to explore the impact of the psychological variables anxiety and depression, on pain experience over time following surgery. Eighty-five women having major gynaecological surgeryExpand
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Pain: a quality of care issue during patients' admission to hospital.
AIM To determine the extent of clinically significant pain suffered by hospitalized patients during their stay and at discharge. BACKGROUND The management of pain in hospitals continues to beExpand
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Patients' experiences of chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain: a qualitative systematic review.
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is one of the most predominant types of pain and accounts for a large portion of the primary care workload. AIM To systematically review and integrate theExpand
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Anticipating and experiencing post-operative pain: the patients' perspective.
This study uses a qualitative approach to explore patients' expectations and experiences of pain, factors contributing to the effective/ineffective management of their pain and strategies patientsExpand
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Improving services for back pain: putting the patient at the centre of interprofessional education.
INTRODUCTION Studies exploring the role of patients in interprofessional education (IPE) are found primarily in undergraduate programmes with few reporting on the postgraduate (continuingExpand
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Evaluating the use of a pain assessment tool and care plan: a pilot study.
  • E. Carr
  • Medicine
  • Journal of advanced nursing
  • 1 December 1997
Pain control in hospital has long been documented as ineffective and problematic. A multi-professional group of clinicians formed to consider how they might continue to improve pain management at aExpand
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Refusing analgesics: using continuous improvement to improve pain management on a surgical ward.
  • E. Carr
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical nursing
  • 1 November 2002
Despite advances in pain control many patients experience moderate to severe pain whilst in hospital. Contributory factors include inadequate assessment and documentation of pain, as well as patientExpand
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