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Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) for quality improvement of pain management in hospitalized adults: preliminary psychometric evaluation.
UNLABELLED Quality improvement (QI) is a compilation of methods adapted from psychology, statistics, and operations research to identify factors that contribute to poor treatment outcomes and toExpand
Play and Pets: The Physical and Emotional Impact of Child-Life and Pet Therapy on Hospitalized Children
Child-life therapy programs and pet-therapy programs are often used in pediatric hospital settings to provide emotional support and diversion; however there is little research about their efficacy.Expand
A 10-year review of quality improvement monitoring in pain management: recommendations for standardized outcome measures.
Quality measurement in health care is complex and in a constant state of evolution. Different approaches are necessary depending on the purpose of the measurement (e.g., accountability, research,Expand
Qualitative analysis of the peer-mentoring relationship among individuals with spinal cord injury.
Objectives: To identify salient dimensions and outcomes of the peer-mentoring relationship among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). To understand from the perspective of the mentee how theExpand
Increasing Self‐Efficacy Through Empowerment: Preoperative Education for Orthopaedic Patients
Purpose To examine whether patients who received an empowerment model of education for preoperative orthopaedic teaching had improved outcomes compared to patients who received the traditionalExpand
Use of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain and Anxiety After Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare pain and anxiety in orthopaedic patients scheduled for elective total hip or knee arthroplasty who have received a kit of nonpharmacologic strategiesExpand
Assessment of the validity and reliability of the University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital Pain scale for Preverbal and Nonverbal Children.
PURPOSE This study tested the reliability and validity of a pain scale that was developed at University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital for the preverbal child (less than 3 years old) and theExpand
Virtual reality: feasibility of implementation in a regional burn center.
OBJECTIVE Burn care providers continue to search for non-pharmacologic adjuncts for pain control. Virtual reality (VR) has been shown to be a useful adjunct by reducing pain during burn care andExpand
Perceived control mediates the relationship between pain severity and patient satisfaction.
The factors that account for patient satisfaction with acute pain management remain a mystery. Consistently, there has been an inverse, but very small association between pain severity and patientExpand
Incidence and characteristics of naloxone use in postoperative pain management: a critical examination of naloxone use as a potential quality measure.
The administration of naloxone may be an important monitor of the quality and safety of postoperative pain management. However, studies that support the use of naloxone as a quality measure areExpand