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Pain education programs and pain consultations have been found to improve pain (average pain was 31% versus 20%) and daily interference (20% versus 2.5%) in oncology outpatients. Patient adherence is also improved.

Oldenmenger W, Sillevis Smitt P, van Montfort C, de Raaf P, van der Rijt C. A Combined Pain Consultation and Pain Education Program Decreases Average and Current Pain and Decreases Interference in Daily Life by Pain in Oncology Outpatients: A randomized controlled trial. Pain. 2011; 152(11): 2632-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21906879

Reference

Title
A Combined Pain Consultation and Pain Education Program Decreases Average and Current Pain and Decreases Interference in Daily Life by Pain in Oncology Outpatients: A randomized controlled trial
Publication
Pain
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Oldenmenger W, Sillevis Smitt P, van Montfort C, de Raaf P, van der Rijt C
Volume & Issue
Volume 152, Issue 11
Pages
2632-9
URL
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