University of Utah

Content Validity of the Pain and Nursing Care Quality (PANCQ) Survey

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To measure the quality of oncology nursing care, a high priority for members of the Oncology Nursing Society, researchers rely on patient-satisfaction measures that tend to be framed in terms of overall satisfaction during an entire hospital stay. The Pain and Nursing Care Quality (PaNCQ) Survey, however, seeks to develop a simple measure of the quality of nursing care related to pain management at the end of a nursing care shift in the acute care setting.

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Dr. Susan Beck

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Pain Care Quality Surveys (PainCQ©)

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The objective of this study was to examine the reliability and validity and to decrease the battery of items in the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ©) Surveys. Patient-reported data were collected prospectively from 337 hospitalized adult patients with pain on medical/surgical oncology units in four hospitals in three states. Cumulative evidence supports the reliability and validity of the companion PainCQ© Surveys in hospitalized patients with pain in the oncology setting. The tools may be relevant in both clinical research and quality improvement. Future research is recommended in other populations, settings, and with more diverse groups.

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Dr. Susan Beck

Advancing oncology nursing science: Focus on nursing sensitive patient outcomes (book chapter)

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This new title provides a strong state-of-the-art assessment for cancer nursing research. Oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals will also be able to utilize this text as a foundation for developing future research directions and to break down the science for dissemination and use in everyday practice.

Advancing Oncology Nursing Sciencealso makes a significant contribution to the evidence-based-practice (EBP) agenda, synthesizng information on bodies of substantiated science that can be translated into clinical practice and health policy.

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Dr. Susan Beck

Measuring Nursing Care Quality Related to Pain Management

The purpose of this study was to develop and test a questionnaire that can be used to measure opinions of patients about how their nurses manage their pain. Many patients in the hospital report significant pain which can cause distress and limit their ability to carry out your usual activities. The information from this project will provide researchers with an understanding of how patients with pain understand and interpret questions related to the quality of their nursing care.

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Interprofessional collaboration (R2)
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Dr. Susan Beck

Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Methods to Measure and Improve Pain Outcomes

This project will disseminate and implement evidence-based approaches to measure and improve pain care and outcomes in a sample of 100 hospitals across the United States. The program is unique in forging a partnership with the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI). The research team will replicate the NDNQI data collection strategy for pressure ulcers and collect data regarding pain care and outcomes at the patient level across multiple hospitals and units on a given day.

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Dr. Susan Beck
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Dr. Nancy Dunton

Dr. Susan Beck

Dr. Susan Beck

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Dr. Patricia Berry

Dr. Patricia Berry

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Measuring the quality of care related to pain management: A multiple-method approach to instrument development

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A new approach to measuring pain management enhances methods for examining the effects of nursing on patient outcomes and can improve understanding of how nurses make a difference in the lives of individuals with pain.

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Dr. Susan Beck

Initial psychometric properties of the pain care quality survey (PainCQ)

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Hospitalized oncology patients experience pain from their cancer, as well as from surgery, procedures, treatments and side effects. Despite efforts to improve management of pain, many patients experience unacceptable levels of pain.

Nurses are at the front line and part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for pain management that also includes physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and other supportive care staff. Reliable, valid and sensitive tools are needed to measure and improve the quality of care related to pain management.

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Dr. Susan Beck
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