Critical appraisal:Capewell C, Gregory W, Closs S, Bennett M 2010

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Article being appraised

Capewell C, Gregory W, Closs S, Bennett M. Brief DVD-based educational intervention for patients with cancer pain: feasibility study. Palliat Med 2010 Sep;24(6):616-22 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20558433.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

cohort study

Number of Patients:

15


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: This should be seen for what it is - essentially a feasibility study for an educational DVD intervention. 33% of patients had lung cancer


Size of effect
2 Reason for decision: Should be careful here in a non-controlled study but the magnitude of improvement in pain is promising
Relevance of evidence
2 Additional comments: Results are reasonable and llend credence to the need for a randomsied controlled study to examine the issue further
Result of appraisal

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Prof Matthew Peters MD FRACP


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Article
Capewell C, Gregory W, Closs S, Bennett M. Brief DVD-based educational intervention for patients with cancer pain: feasibility study. Palliat Med 2010 Sep;24(6):616-22 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20558433.
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User:Matthew.peters
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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