High prevalence of pain in patients with cancer in a large population-based study in The Netherlands

@article{Everdingen2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of pain in patients with cancer in a large population-based study in The Netherlands},
  author={Marieke H. J. van den Beuken-van Everdingen and Janneke M. de Rijke and Alfons G. Kessels and Harry C. Schouten and Jacob Patijn},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2007},
  volume={132},
  pages={312-320}
}
UNLABELLED At present, no definite conclusions can be drawn about the real extent of the pain suffered by cancer patients. A population-based study was conducted to obtain reliable information about the prevalence and severity of pain in cancer patients (all phases) and about predictors of pain. A representative sample of cancer patients was recruited in the area from a cancer registry. Pain was assessed by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI). Adequacy of pain treatment was assessed with the Pain… CONTINUE READING