Converged Study on the Nurses' Knowledge and Performance of Cancer Pain Management in one city

암환자의 통증관리에 대한 일 지역 간호사의 지식 및 수행도에 관한 융합적 연구

  • Received : 2016.10.18
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


The purpose of this converged study is to find nurses' knowledge and performance of cancer pain management targeting 295 nurses in M City. Cancer pain management knowledge and performance scales by Jo(2009) were the research tool used. Using SPSS 18.0, t-test, ANOVA, Multiple Linear Regression were carried out. The average scores of knowledge and performance were $19.2{\pm}6.16$ out of 30, and $3.12{\pm}0.40$ out of 4 each. There was a significant difference between nurses' knowledge and performance according to Cancer Pain Management Guideline(CPMG). There was a positive correlation between nurses' knowledge and performance(r=.488, p=.001). Explanation rate of the knowledge on the performance was 38.6%. For the purpose of increasing nurses' performance level of cancer pain management, systematic education and elevating awareness of CPMG are needed.


Convergence;Knowledge;Performance;Cancer patient;Cancer pain management


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