Critical appraisal:Wells N, Hepworth JT, Murphy BA, Wujcik D, Johnson R 2003

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Wells N, Hepworth JT, Murphy BA, Wujcik D, Johnson R. Improving cancer pain management through patient and family education. J Pain Symptom Manage 2003 Apr;25(4):344-56 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12691686.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

64


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: many patients had localised or treatment related pain

the proportion of lung cance rpatients is not stated



Relevance of evidence
3 Additional comments: In broad terms the nessage is that education is good but population uncertainties as describe limit its utility
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Prof Matthew Peters MD FRACP


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Article
Wells N, Hepworth JT, Murphy BA, Wujcik D, Johnson R. Improving cancer pain management through patient and family education. J Pain Symptom Manage 2003 Apr;25(4):344-56 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12691686.
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Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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