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Research Article

Final Year Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Children’s Pain

Table 2

Top 10 areas of pediatric pain knowledge and attitudes (n = 100).

Items (correct answer)% correct

(1) After the initial recommended dose of opioid analgesic, subsequent doses should be adjusted in accordance with the individual patient’s response (true)81
(2) Comparable stimuli in different people produce the same intensity of pain (false)78
(3) Children who will require repeated painful procedures should receive maximum treatment for the pain and anxiety of the first procedure to minimize the development of anticipatory anxiety before subsequent procedures (true)75
(4) Combining analgesics and nondrug therapies that work by different mechanisms may result in better pain control with fewer side effects than using a single analgesic agent (true)74
(5) Spiritual beliefs may lead a child to think that pain and suffering are necessary (true)70
(6) Parents should not be present during painful procedures (false)68
(7) Benzodiazepines do not reliably potentiate the analgesia of opioids unless the pain is related to muscle spasms (true)67
(8) Respiratory depression rarely occurs in children who have been receiving stable doses of opioids over months (true)63
(9) The nurse should rely on the parent’s assessment of the child’s pain intensity as children less than 8 years cannot reliably report pain intensity (false)63
(10) Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents are not effective analgesics for bone pain caused by metastases (false)62