Impact of setting of care on pain management in patients with cancer: a multicentre cross-sectional study

Title

Impact of setting of care on pain management in patients with cancer: a multicentre cross-sectional study

Creator

Sichetti D; Bandieri E; Romero M; Di Biagio K; Luppi M; Belfiglio M; Tognoni G; Ripamonti CI; Working Group for ECAD

Publisher

Annals Of Oncology : Official Journal Of The European Society For Medical Oncology / Esmo

Date

2010

Subject

Biomarkers of Pain

Description

BACKGROUND: No study has so far addressed whether differences do exist in the management of cancer-related pain in patients admitted to oncology and non-oncology settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentre cross-sectional study in 48 Italian hospitals has enrolled 819 patients receiving analgesic therapy for cancer-related pain. Demographics and clinical and analgesic therapy information have been prospectively collected by standardized forms. Adequacy of pain management has been evaluated by the Pain Management Index (PMI). RESULTS: Differences in the analgesic drug administration according to settings of care have been evident, non-opioids more frequently being administered in non-oncology units (19.6% versus 7.0%; P < 0.0001), while strong opioids are more frequently used in the oncology units (69.5% versus 51.9%; P < 0.0001). The number of patients receiving inadequate therapy (PMI < 0) has lowered in oncology compared with non-oncology units (11.3% versus 18.8%; P = 0.0024). Results of multiple logistic regression analysis have shown that the admission to non-oncology setting [odds ratio (OR) = 1.75, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.15-2.67; P = 0.0096] and the absence of metastatic disease (OR = 1.60, 95% CI = 1.04-2.44; P = 0.0317) were independent factors associated with an increased risk of receiving an inadequate analgesic therapy. CONCLUSION: Oncology wards provide the most adequate standard of analgesic therapy for cancer-related pain.
2010

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Sichetti D; Bandieri E; Romero M; Di Biagio K; Luppi M; Belfiglio M; Tognoni G; Ripamonti CI; Working Group for ECAD, “Impact of setting of care on pain management in patients with cancer: a multicentre cross-sectional study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14234.

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