Multimeasure Pain Assessment in an Ethnically Diverse Group of Patients with Cancer

Lois Ramer, Jean L. Richardson, Marlene Zichi Cohen, Cadena Bedney, Kathleen Lackerdas Danley, Emelyn A. Judge

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The purposes of this study were (a) to describe the relationship between pain perception and ethnic identity and socioeconomic status, (b) to evaluate the intercorrelations between pain measures in different ethnic groups, and (c) to determine whether ethnicity or socioeconomic status influences patient's pain control beliefs and satisfaction with the pain management provided. The sample consisted of 51 English-Korean-or Spanish-speaking participants experiencing cancer pain who were 18 years and older and were having a Karnofsky score of no less than 30. The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Memorial Pain Scale (MPS), and Face Scale (FS) were used to measure pain perception. In all pain analyses, Hispanics, African Americans, and Anglos did not differ significantly. The data suggest that the pain scales used in this study are appropriate for use in a multicultural population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-101
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999

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Pain Measurement
Pain
Pain Perception
Social Class
Neoplasms
Pain Management
Hispanic Americans
Ethnic Groups
African Americans
Population

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Ramer, L., Richardson, J. L., Cohen, M. Z., Bedney, C., Danley, K. L., & Judge, E. A. (1999). Multimeasure Pain Assessment in an Ethnically Diverse Group of Patients with Cancer. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 10(2), 94-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/104365969901000202

Multimeasure Pain Assessment in an Ethnically Diverse Group of Patients with Cancer. / Ramer, Lois; Richardson, Jean L.; Cohen, Marlene Zichi; Bedney, Cadena; Danley, Kathleen Lackerdas; Judge, Emelyn A.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 10, No. 2, 04.1999, p. 94-101.

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Ramer, L, Richardson, JL, Cohen, MZ, Bedney, C, Danley, KL & Judge, EA 1999, 'Multimeasure Pain Assessment in an Ethnically Diverse Group of Patients with Cancer', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 94-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/104365969901000202
Ramer, Lois ; Richardson, Jean L. ; Cohen, Marlene Zichi ; Bedney, Cadena ; Danley, Kathleen Lackerdas ; Judge, Emelyn A. / Multimeasure Pain Assessment in an Ethnically Diverse Group of Patients with Cancer. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 94-101.
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