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An educational intervention to reduce pain and improve pain management for Malawian people living with HIV/AIDS and their family carers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Nkhoma, Kennedy; Seymour, Jane; Arthur, Antony

Authors

Kennedy Nkhoma

Jane Seymour

Antony Arthur



Abstract

Many HIV/AIDS patients experience pain often due to advanced HIV/AIDS infection and side effects of treatment. In sub-Saharan Africa, pain management for people with HIV/AIDS is suboptimal. With survival extended as a direct consequence of improved access to antiretroviral therapy, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS related pain is increasing. As most care is provided at home, the management of pain requires patient and family involvement. Pain education is an important aspect in the management of pain in HIV/AIDS patients. Studies of the effectiveness of pain education interventions for people with HIV/AIDS have been conducted almost exclusively in western countries.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 13, 2013
Journal Trials
Electronic ISSN 1745-6215
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Article Number 8
APA6 Citation Nkhoma, K., Seymour, J., & Arthur, A. (2013). An educational intervention to reduce pain and improve pain management for Malawian people living with HIV/AIDS and their family carers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-216
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-216
Keywords HIV/AIDS, Trial, Pain, Carers, Educational intervention, Palliative care
Publisher URL http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/14/1/216
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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