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Reporting characteristics of cancer pain: a systematic review and quantitative analysis of research publications in palliative care journals

Reporting characteristics of cancer pain: a systematic review and quantitative analysis of research publications in palliative care journals

Kumar, S. P. (2011). Reporting characteristics of cancer pain: a systematic review and quantitative analysis of research publications in palliative care journals. Indian J Palliat Care, 17(1), 57-66. doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.78451 Abstract Objective: A common disorder requiring symptom palliation in palliative and end-of-life care is cancer. Cancer pain is recognized as a global health burden. This paper sought to systematically examine the extent to which there is an adequate scientific research base on cancer pain and its reporting characteristics in the palliative care journal literature. Materials and Methods: Search conducted in MEDLINE and CINAHL sought to locate all studies published in 19 palliative/ hospice/ supportive/ end-of-life care journals from 2009 to 2010. The journals... Show More
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