Srisuda Ngamkham Funded Projects
Predictors and Pain Patterns Change over time in Outpatients with Cancer
Funding Source: Alpha Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
Faculty Sponsors: Diana Wilkie
Dates: 3/01/10– 2/28/11
Abstract: The long-term goal of the proposed study is to test the structure of the Sensory Dimension Model-Pattern (SDM-Pattern) in cancer pain and stability of seven pain pattern groups at two different time points (baseline and follow-up). Clinical researchers of 164 studies reported pain pattern results in only 1.2 % of the studies, in contrast with the more frequent reports of pain characteristics such as pain location (1.8%), intensity (74.4%), and quality (10.4%) (Jensen, 2003). Understanding pain pattern is essential for pain management because pain pattern varies with time and is important for timing pain interventions. The specific aims are to:
Aim 1: determine the personal, cancer, and pain characteristics that are predictors of the seven pain pattern groups in 1000 adult outpatients with cancer using the baseline data.
Aim 2: determine change in the seven pain pattern groups by comparing the seven pain pattern data at two different time points: baseline and follow-up.