Critical appraisal:Miaskowski C, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, et al 2007

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Article being appraised

Miaskowski C, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, et al. The use of a responder analysis to identify differences in patient outcomes following a self-care intervention to improve cancer pain management. Pain 2007 May;129(1-2):55-63 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17257753.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

212


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: clear question, valid outcome measure used, lack of cultural divesity in sample, small sample


Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: both clinical and statistical meaningful changes were detected.
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: psychological management of pain and relationship with mood, and quality of life
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Natasha Michael MBChB MRCP MRCGP MSC


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Article
Miaskowski C, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, et al. The use of a responder analysis to identify differences in patient outcomes following a self-care intervention to improve cancer pain management. Pain 2007 May;129(1-2):55-63 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17257753.
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User:Natasha.michael
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
Clinical question
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