Critical appraisal:Aubin M, Vézina L, Parent R, Fillion L, Allard P, Bergeron R, et al 2006

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Aubin M, Vézina L, Parent R, Fillion L, Allard P, Bergeron R, et al. Impact of an educational program on pain management in patients with cancer living at home. Oncol Nurs Forum 2006 Nov 27;33(6):1183-8 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17149401.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

80


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: Relatively small numbers but I acknowledge that this is hard work

67% in actibe and 45% in control had lung cancer - reasonable proportion and pain is pain


Size of effect
2 Reason for decision: Not a measure for which the size of an effect can be easily graded in my view - however the reduction in pain scores is clearly useful data
Relevance of evidence
2 Additional comments: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Result of appraisal

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Prof Matthew Peters MD FRACP


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Article
Aubin M, Vézina L, Parent R, Fillion L, Allard P, Bergeron R, et al. Impact of an educational program on pain management in patients with cancer living at home. Oncol Nurs Forum 2006 Nov 27;33(6):1183-8 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17149401.
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User:Matthew.peters
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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