Critical appraisal:Keefe FJ, Ahles TA, Sutton L, Dalton J, Baucom D, Pope MS, et al 2005

From Cancer Guidelines Wiki

Critical Appraisal

Article being appraised

Keefe FJ, Ahles TA, Sutton L, Dalton J, Baucom D, Pope MS, et al. Partner-guided cancer pain management at the end of life: a preliminary study. J Pain Symptom Manage 2005 Mar;29(3):263-72 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15781177.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

82


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

Risk of bias
Low risk of bias Comments: Clearly articulated question, validated measures were used, high refusal rate,


Size of effect
2 Reason for decision: significantly improved self-efficacy of partners helping patients control pain and a trend towards to reported improvement in carer strain
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Assist in carer coping and pain management.
Result of appraisal

Jutta's tick icon.png Included




Completed by

Dr Natasha Michael MBChB MRCP MRCGP MSC


Jutta's tick icon.png This appraisal has been completed.


Article
Keefe FJ, Ahles TA, Sutton L, Dalton J, Baucom D, Pope MS, et al. Partner-guided cancer pain management at the end of life: a preliminary study. J Pain Symptom Manage 2005 Mar;29(3):263-72 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15781177.
Assigned to
User:Natasha.michael
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
Clinical question
Form
Form:Critical appraisal


Section below only relevant for Cancer Council Project Officer

Edit appraisal assignment