Critical appraisal:Wilkie D, Berry D, Cain K, Huang HY, Mekwa J, Lewis F, et al 2010 2

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Article being appraised

Wilkie D, Berry D, Cain K, Huang HY, Mekwa J, Lewis F, et al. Effects of coaching patients with lung cancer to report cancer pain. West J Nurs Res 2010 Feb;32(1):23-46 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20164474.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

151


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II



Size of effect
4 Reason for decision: Coaching to report pain had no effect on the important outcome os improved pain control
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
Wilkie D, Berry D, Cain K, Huang HY, Mekwa J, Lewis F, et al. Effects of coaching patients with lung cancer to report cancer pain. West J Nurs Res 2010 Feb;32(1):23-46 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20164474.
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User:Matthew.peters
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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