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Article: The pain experience and beliefs of Chinese patients who have sustained a traumatic limb fracture

TitleThe pain experience and beliefs of Chinese patients who have sustained a traumatic limb fracture
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Qualitative pain experience
Traumatic limb fracture
Issue Date2008
PublisherElsevier .
Citation
International Emergency Nursing, 2008, v. 16 n. 2, p. 80-87 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To describe the pain experience and the pain belief of a group of Chinese patients with traumatic fracture of limb and surgery. Design: A qualitative descriptive design with in-depth interview was employed. A purposive sample of 26 Chinese patients was recruited who were diagnosed with a fractured limb and had undergone surgery in a trauma unit in a regional hospital in Hong Kong, China. Findings: Content analysis resulted in seven themes describing informants' pain experience and belief, which included intense pain, lack of control over pain, pain as a negative signal, worry about 'shan', limited knowledge of pain management, eagerness to be a good patient, and the need to learn to cope with pain. Informants experienced intense pain over which they had no control. They believed that pain is inevitable when one has a fracture, therefore one should bear the pain. They avoided analgesia as they considered it had serious side effects. These beliefs shaped their pain coping behaviour. Conclusion: The understanding of Chinese patients' pain experience will help nurses to plan culturally sensitive education programmes that may enhance patients' knowledge of pain medication and clarify their pain beliefs which might lead to more effective pain management. Alternative interventions on pain management could thus be provided. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88213
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.974
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.458
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dc.contributor.authorWong, EMLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SWCen_HK
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dc.description.abstractPurpose: To describe the pain experience and the pain belief of a group of Chinese patients with traumatic fracture of limb and surgery. Design: A qualitative descriptive design with in-depth interview was employed. A purposive sample of 26 Chinese patients was recruited who were diagnosed with a fractured limb and had undergone surgery in a trauma unit in a regional hospital in Hong Kong, China. Findings: Content analysis resulted in seven themes describing informants' pain experience and belief, which included intense pain, lack of control over pain, pain as a negative signal, worry about 'shan', limited knowledge of pain management, eagerness to be a good patient, and the need to learn to cope with pain. Informants experienced intense pain over which they had no control. They believed that pain is inevitable when one has a fracture, therefore one should bear the pain. They avoided analgesia as they considered it had serious side effects. These beliefs shaped their pain coping behaviour. Conclusion: The understanding of Chinese patients' pain experience will help nurses to plan culturally sensitive education programmes that may enhance patients' knowledge of pain medication and clarify their pain beliefs which might lead to more effective pain management. Alternative interventions on pain management could thus be provided. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier .en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Emergency Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectQualitative pain experienceen_HK
dc.subjectTraumatic limb fractureen_HK
dc.titleThe pain experience and beliefs of Chinese patients who have sustained a traumatic limb fractureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, EML: eliza07@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ienj.2008.02.002en_HK
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