PAIN-LESS: Understanding and Alleviating Pain for Cancer Patients in Academic and Community Hospitals
This study will increase knowledge of patient preferences for pain treatments, and improve the ability to meet patients pain management needs. This study will assess patient attitudes towards underutilized treatments and identify technologies to increase awareness of such treatments. This study also demonstrate the feasibility of using the Penn Cancer Network in future clinical and cancer control research and better understand how to effectively raise patients awareness of supportive cancer services.
• Age 18 or older; Have a primary diagnosis of cancer;
• Have a Karnofsky functional score of 60 or greater (i.e. ambulatory);
• Understand written English;
• Verbally indicate to the RA/RN that they feel physically well enough to complete a survey at the time of approach;
• Report experiencing nonzero pain (on a scale of 0-10) in the last seven days