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Pilot study of a survey to identify the prevalence and risk factors for chronic neuropathic pain in women following breast cancer surgery

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dc.contributor.supervisor McMillan, Diana (Nursing) en
dc.contributor.author Bokhari, Fozia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T19:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-08T19:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-08T19:39:55Z
dc.identifier.citation Bokhari, F. & Sawatzky, J. (2009). Chronic neuropathic pain in women after breast cancer treatment. Pain Management Nursing, 10(4), 197-205. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3919
dc.description.abstract Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women. Chronic neuropathic pain post breast surgery (PPBS), also known as chronic post mastectomy/lumpectomy pain syndrome, is a poorly understood complication posing a significant clinical challenge with major negative impact on patients' quality of life. This study aims to: 1) provide a preliminary determination of the prevalence rate of women who suffer from PPBS; and 2) explore potential risk factors associated with women developing PPBS. This pilot study used a prospective, longitudinal, quantitative survey design, with a demographic questionnaire and the Brief Pain Inventory. Seventeen women were recruited at a breast health clinic in Western Canada; 23.5% developed PPBS. Younger age (≤50 years), more invasive surgery, acute post-operative pain, and less analgesic use at the acute post-operative period, were more commonly found in the women who developed PPBS. Future research is required to confirm the significance of these potential risk factors. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject breast cancer en
dc.subject neuropathic pain en
dc.subject chronic pain en
dc.subject treatment en
dc.subject breast cancer surgery en
dc.subject postmastectomy pain syndrome en
dc.subject pain syndrome en
dc.subject postlumpectomy pain syndrome en
dc.title Pilot study of a survey to identify the prevalence and risk factors for chronic neuropathic pain in women following breast cancer surgery en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McClement, Susan (Nursing) Daeninck, Paul (St. Boniface General Hospital) en
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en
dc.description.note May 2010 en


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