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This cross-sectional study, utilizing two sets of questionaire designed for patients and physicians respectively, aims at the epidemiology, the clinical features, and the current status of evaluation and management of lung cancer related pain in 20 participating hospitals in Northern China.
Lung malignancies have become the most common cause of mortality among patients with cancer in China. A significant proportion of lung cancer patients suffer from cancer related pain, however few studies have reported the prevalence and clinical features of such pain, especially in China.
This study is a cross-sectional survey in 20 hospitals in Northern China. We designed two separate series of questions to be answered by patients and cancer management professionals. In the patient questionaire, we collect information on the prevalence, location, intensity, impact on life of lung cancer related pain. Questions on how doctors evaluate and manage the pain are included in both the patients' and physicians' surveys. In the doctors' questionaire, we also assess current situation of cancer pain educational programs attended in medical schools and post graduation through related questions.
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Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-06-19T02:51:52-0400
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