Effectiveness of a clinical intervention in improving pain control in outpatients with cancer treated by radiation therapy.

@article{Vallires2006EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a clinical intervention in improving pain control in outpatients with cancer treated by radiation therapy.},
  author={Isabelle Valli{\`e}res and Mich{\`e}le Aubin and Lucie Blondeau and Serge Simard and Anik M C Giguere},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={234-7}
}
PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness of a multicomponent clinical intervention to reduce pain in outpatients with cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Sixty-four patients were randomly assigned to receive either a clinical intervention including an information session, the use of a pain diary, and the possibility to contact a physician to adjust the pain medication, or the usual treatment of pain by the staff radiation oncologist. All patients reported their average and worst pain levels at… CONTINUE READING

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