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Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2012 Feb;21(4):521-8.

Attitudes of anesthesiology residents and faculty members towards pain management.

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  • 1Tehran University of Medical Sciences--Pain Management Center, Sina Hospital, Imam ave., Tehran, Iran. panahkha@sina.tums.ac.ir

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

There is a large armamentarium of pain-reducing interventions and analgesic choices available to anesthesiologists, but oligoanalgesia continues to be a large problem. We studied the attitudes of residents and faculty members of anesthesiology towards different domains of pain medicine.

METHODS:

anonymous questionnaires were mailed to 68 professionals containing demographic and personal data plus 40 items in 10 domains: control, emotion, disability, solicitude, cure, opioids, harm, practice settings, training, and barriers. Internal consistency was 0.70 and the test-retest reliability was 0.80.

RESULTS:

With 81% response rate, we observed desirable beliefs towards all domains except moderately undesirable beliefs towards the domain solicitude. Scores of residents and faculties were not significantly different.

CONCLUSION:

Continuing education programs on both the international guidelines, routine professional education, are needed to improve attitudes towards pain control.

PMID:
23327024
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