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Arabic Tools for Assessment of Multidimensions of Pain and Discomfort Related to Cancer

  • Nabila, Rouahi (Institut Superieur des Professions Infirmieres et Techniques de Sante (ISPITS, Ex-IFCS)) ;
  • Mimoun, Zouhdi (Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Universite Mohamed V, Madinat al Irfane)
  • Published : 2016.05.01

Abstract

Background: Cancer is a worldwide health problem. Arabic countries are also concerned and the burden linked to the pain related to cancer is dsiquieting. The aim of this study is to set the panel of valid tools for assessing the multiple dimensions of pain in arabic speaking countries. Materials and Methods: A systematic review on PubMed, Scopus, and Science Direct databases was conducted using as key words cancer, pain and arabic speaking population. The content of 51 articles was studied and nine articles were retained for their relevance for the issue. Results: We founf eight different questionnaires. MSAS-Leb, EORTC-C30, EORTC-BR23, MDASI, FLIC, and COOP/WONCA are dedicated to physical and psychological dimensions of pain. BPI is centered on direct items for measuring pain accurately. ABQ-II is the unique tool focusing on barriers to cancer pain control. All tools are confirmed valid and reliable in the context studied for assessing pain and disconfort linked to cancer. Conclusions: This panel of questionnaires covers all relevant aims for assessing pain in diferent arabic speaking countries with the recommendation of a cultural adaptation to local arabic languages.

Keywords

Pain;discomfort;cancer;assessment;Arabic populations

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