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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-159

Pain knowledge and attitude survey among health-care professionals at a university hospital in Saudi Arabia


Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Summayah M. A Fallatah
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 40081, Al Khobar, 31529
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.204855

PMID: 30787775

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Background: There is growing awareness in the hospital setting toward pain management to decrease patients' suffering, improve postsurgical outcomes and to decrease cost. Objective: The aim of this study was to get an overview of the knowledge and attitude among health-care professionals toward pain management in the King Fahd Hospital of the University, and the need for an educational plan to improve pain service in hospitals. Materials and Methods: We conducted a survey over a 3-month period based on a 30-question questionnaire to test pain knowledge and attitude among nurses and physicians of different specialties, the level of education and years of experience. Results: The results of the data showed that knowledge and attitude of pain were deficient and unsatisfactory. Conclusion: We concluded that efforts to spread knowledge and education of proper pain management among health-care professionals are required. Further surveys involving more hospitals are warranted.


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