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Psychosocial theories and pain management practices: A review of empirical research


Alzghoul, Bashar I. and Chew Abdullah, Nor Azimah (2015) Psychosocial theories and pain management practices: A review of empirical research. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (6 S2). pp. 60-67. ISSN 2039-9340

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Abstract

Context: A number of psycho social theories have been developed to predict, explain, and change health behaviors.The previous studies were concerned about the pain management practices based on various underpinning theories. Some of these studies utilized the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior. Furthermore, other pain management studies used the KAP model to assess the pain management practices.Objectives: the aim of this article is to determine the most appropriate underpinning theory to assess the pain management practices. Methods: the utilized models in pain management topic are outlined in turn, their similarities and differences are noted, and common criticisms are discussed.Results and Conclusion: the reciprocal determinism theory is the most suitable underpinning theory to assess the nurses’ practices regarding pain management.Future studies should focus on the application of the reciprocal determinism theory to assess the pain management practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pain management, psychosocial theories, personal factors and environmental factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mdm. Nor Azimah Chew Abdullah
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 02:58
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 07:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16223

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