Table 6: Top 5 questions answered correctly by nursing students.

Question (correct answer)% correct

After the initial recommended dose of opioid analgesic, subsequent doses should be adjusted in accordance with the individual patient’s response. (True)92.0

Children with pain should be encouraged to endure as much pain as possible before resorting to a pain relief measure. (False)84.3

Analgesia for continuous pain should be given: (around the clock on a fixed schedule)77.7

Comparable stimuli in different people produce the same intensity of pain. (False)76.0

The most likely explanation for why a patient with pain would request increased doses of pain medication is: (The patient is experiencing increased pain).72.7