An exploratory review of research on cancer pain and informationrelated needs : what (little) we know

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dc.contributor.author Fourie, Ina
dc.contributor.author Nesset, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-22T05:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-22T05:47:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : Although much has been reported on cancer information needs, the literature is scant on cancer pain information-related needs. This might be prohibiting understanding of complex experiences of pain and fulfilment of information needs. An exploratory review of research on cancer pain and information-related needs is used to make suggestions for future research. The review reports on research themes, research designs and research gaps. METHOD : Key Library and Information Science, Healthcare and inter-disciplinary databases were searched for articles reporting on cancer pain and information-related needs. It is an exploratory review. ANALYSIS : Thematic analysis identified the following themes: people affected/studied, and the type, stage and care/treatment of cancer as well as care location. It also addressed the research designs including research approaches, research methods, means of data collection and sample sizes. RESULTS : Research on cancer pain and information-related needs are limited, scattered in terms of cancer type, stage, care/treatment and care location, and the research designs are often too compartmentalised and simplistic to fully appreciate the complexities of cancer pain and the difficulties in contextualising, recognising, expressing, acting-on / fulfilling, and re-assessing pain information-related needs. CONCLUSION : Suggestions are offered for further research embracing the commitment for palliative care of cancer pain and ensuring quality of life, enhanced research designs, the need to address the issue of differing terminologies on a broader extent between disciplines and in a narrower context, between patients and healthcare practitioners, and to explore means to address the complexity of cancer pain and cancer pain information-related needs. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-1/isic/isic1621.html en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, I. & Nesset, V. (2017). An exploratory review of research on cancer pain and information-related needs : what (little) we know In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. Information Research, 22(1), paper isic1621). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1368-1613 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66308
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Borås en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Spiritual pain en_ZA
dc.subject Quality of life (QoL) en_ZA
dc.subject Self management en_ZA
dc.subject Neuropathic pain en_ZA
dc.subject Patient information en_ZA
dc.subject Informal caregivers en_ZA
dc.subject Young adults en_ZA
dc.subject Postoperative pain en_ZA
dc.subject Breast cancer en_ZA
dc.subject Palliative care en_ZA
dc.subject Low back pain (LBP) en_ZA
dc.title An exploratory review of research on cancer pain and informationrelated needs : what (little) we know en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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