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Table 2 Knowledge on pain management among nurses for hospitalized children, Mekelle City, North Ethiopia, 2015

From: Knowledge and factors associated with pain management for hospitalized children among nurses working in public hospitals in Mekelle City, North Ethiopia: cross sectional study

S. No Questions Response Frequency (n = 251) Percent
1. Narcotics on a regular schedule is preferred over ‘PRN’* schedule for continuous pain Yes 162 64.5
No 89 35.5
2. Accurate judge of the intensity of the patient’s pain is the patient Yes 196 78.1
No 55 21.9
3. Distraction by use of music or relaxation decrease feeling of pain Yes 179 71.3
No 72 28.6
4. Increasing narcotic analgesic requirement are signs, patient is becoming addicted. Yes 195 77.7
No 56 22.3
5. Severe chronic pain often need higher dosages of pain medications than acute pain Yes 173 68.9
No 78 31.1
6. Narcotics for pediatric patients can cause respiratory depression Yes 138 55.0
No 113 45.0
7. Analgesics for chronic joint pain cases as needed Yes 227 90.4
No 24 9.6
8. Analgesic for cancer pain patients as needed Yes 176 70.1
No 75 29.9
9. Reports of patient/family, narcotic causing euphoria, should be given a lower dose of the analgesic Yes 182 72.5
No 69 27.5
10. Do children need better attention for managing their pain? Yes 212 84.5
No 39 15.5
  1. PRN pro re nata/as required