Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

The Knowledge of Pain Management among Nursing Students

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Department of Surgical Nursing, Near East University Faculty of Nursing, Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 222-229
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2020.883
Read: 201 Downloads: 83 Published: 07 April 2020

BACKGROUND/AIMS

The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge of nursing students regarding pain management.

MATERIAL and METHODS

The study population of this descriptive study consisted of students from the nursing department for whom the language of education was Turkish and English. Data were collected using a data collection form that was developed by the researchers between January and February 2018. Data were evaluated, and the mean value, standard deviation value, frequency, and percentages were calculated using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Levene test, Parametric hypothesis tests, t test, variance analysis (ANOVA), and Tukey test.

RESULTS

The sample comprised 728 nursing students who voluntarily agreed to participate in the study. Of the participants, 66.76% were women, 32.14% were aged 22–23 y, and the language of education was Turkish for 72.80%. The study found a statistically significant difference between the scores of their general knowledge relating to pain management using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. The highest need among these students was that of knowledge regarding pharmacological pain management.

CONCLUSION

The overall average scores based on the students’ statements regarding pain management showed that they had medium level of knowledge. The study suggests that training programs should be designed and sustained to address the students’ knowledge gap with respect to pain management and enhance their educational level.

Cite this article as: Aslan F, Dikmen BT. The Knowledge of Pain Management among Student Nurses of Different Ethnicities. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 5(1): 6(3): 222-229.

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