A pilot study of relationships among pain characteristics, mood disturbances, and acculturation in a community sample of Chinese American patients with cancer.

@article{Edrington2010APS,
  title={A pilot study of relationships among pain characteristics, mood disturbances, and acculturation in a community sample of Chinese American patients with cancer.},
  author={Janet M Edrington and Angela Sun and Candice Wong and Marylin J. Dodd and Geraldine Padilla and Steven Paul and Christine Miaskowski},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={172-81}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the pain experience of Chinese American patients with cancer and to examine the relationships among pain characteristics, demographic characteristics, performance status, self-reported analgesic use, mood disturbances, and patients' acculturation levels. DESIGN Descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study. SETTING Three community-based oncology facilities in the San Francisco, CA, Bay area. SAMPLE 50 Chinese Americans who reported experiencing pain from… CONTINUE READING