عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Predictors of nurses attitudes and knowledge towards pain management in Italy: A cross-sectional study in the hospital settings
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
پیش بینی کننده نگرش پرستاران و دانش نسبت به مدیریت درد در ایتالیا:یک مطالعه مقطعی در تنظیمات بیمارستان
ScienceDirect- Elsevier- Applied Nursing Research, 62 (2021) 151512: doi:10:1016/j:apnr:2021:151512
Introduction: Pain is multidimensional, and as such it is the chief reason patients require urgent health care
services. If inadequately assessed and untreated, pain may negatively impact on the quality of life of the patient.
Pain management is an essential part of Nursing. The aim to this study is to examine the level of knowledge and
attitudes with regard to pain among Italian nurses who work in clinical settings.
Methods: The Ferrell and McCaffery’s Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain was distributed to 266
nurses employed in one specialized hospital in Rome, Italy. The staff in the survey work in three different set-
tings: the intensive care unit, the sub-intensive care unit, and an ordinary ward. Descriptive statistics were
employed and a logistic regression model was performed to evaluate the factors that may influence the attitude
and knowledge of care providers.
Results: 49.6% of the sample correctly answered items about attitudes, 47.4% about knowledge, and 36.5% about
assessment. The results show that the odds ratio of developing positive attitudes towards pain was 1.76 times
higher in nurses employed in the sub-intensive care unit than in other settings. There are no statistically sig-
nificant associations of knowledge between setting, sex or education.
Conclusions: Our survey revealed a limited overall level of knowledge and attitudes with regards to pain man-
agement among nurses. Implementing specific training for health professionals, starting with academic educa-
tion, is therefore a priority. Further research is needed on a larger sample of Italian nurses.
Key practice points
What do we already know about this subject?
• Pain is universal chief reason patients require urgent health care
• Pain management is an essential part of Nursing.
What does our study add to the already existing information
• Our survey revealed and confirmed a limited overall level of
knowledge and attitudes with regards to pain management among
• There are no statistically significant associations of knowledge
• It is plausible that occur implementing specific training for nurses,
between setting, sex or education.
starting with academic education, and master degree.
keywords: نگرش های | دانش | مدیریت درد | پرستاری | Attitudes | Knowledge | Pain management | Nursing | KASRP