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This descriptive research aimed to explore relationships among nurses’personal factors, knowledge, and attitudes toward acute pain management, and acute pain management (APM) for trauma patients in the emergency department. Eighty-six professional nurses who worked in an emergency department and met the inclusion criteria were recruited for this study. The questionnaires were used to elicit demographic data, nurses’ knowledge about APM, nurses’ attitudes towards APM, nurses’ APM,and an assessment checklist on nurses’ APM. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients, and point-biserial correlation
coefficients. The results demonstrated that the mean scores of nurses’ knowledge,attitudes, and APM for trauma patients in the emergency department were moderate,positive, and good, respectively. A moderate positive correlation was found between nurses’ knowledge and attitudes. Significant positive correlations were found between APM and nurses’ attitudes, years of working experience, and pain management training.However, nurses’ knowledge was not significantly correlated with APM. The findings could be used to develop clinical nursing practice guidelines for APM for trauma patients in the emergency department. Also, a regular APM training program should be provided for emergency nurses to improve nursing service quality.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Acute pain management, Trauma patient, Emergency nurses
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บทความ ข้อมูล เนื้อหา รูปภาพ ฯลฯ ที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสาร ถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสาร หากบุคคลหรือหน่วยงานใดต้องการนำทั้งหมดหรือส่วนหนึ่งส่วนใดไปเผยแพร่หรือเพื่อกระทำการใด ใด จะต้องได้รับอนุญาตเป็นลายลักษณ์อักษรจากรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสารก่อนเท่านั้น
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