Nursing outcomes for pain assessment of patients undergoing palliative care

Bruna Schroeder Mello, Miriam de Abreu Almeida, Lisiane Pruinelli, Amália de Fátima Lucena

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OBJECTIVE: To select outcomes and indicators of the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), in order to assess patients with cancer under palliative care with Acute and Chronic Pain Nursing Diagnoses; and to construct the conceptual and operational definitions of the indicators. METHOD: Expert opinion study and literature review. The sample consisted of 13 experts. The data collection was in own tool applied in face-to-face meeting and by e-mail. In the analysis of the data, it was considered between 75% and 100% of agreement. RESULTS: Eight outcomes and 19 indicators were selected. The results with higher scores were Pain Level, Pain Control and Client Satisfaction: Pain Management. For all indicators selected, conceptual and operational definitions were constructed. CONCLUSION: The selection of results and priority indicators for the assessment of pain in palliative care, as well as the construction of its definitions, will support clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-72
Number of pages9
JournalRevista brasileira de enfermagem
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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