Patients and family members: the role of knowledge and attitudes in cancer pain.

@article{Elliott1996PatientsAF,
  title={Patients and family members: the role of knowledge and attitudes in cancer pain.},
  author={Barbara A. Elliott and Thomas E. Elliott and Diana M Murray and Barbara L Braun and Kay M. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={209-20}
}
Cancer pain theoretically comprises sensory, affective, and cognitive dimensions, implying that patients and family members perceive and report cancer pain based on these factors. The study reported here investigated the relationship between specific knowledge and attitudes (cognitive factors), and patients' and family members' reports of pain due to cancer. The relationship between cognitive factors and reports of cancer pain was investigated in interviews with 122 patients and their family… CONTINUE READING

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