Evaluation of pain in cancer patients: A cross-sectional study and review of the literature


Author(s): Khaoula Alaoui Ismaili*, Imane Stitou, Mohammed Ismaili, Oumaima Siyouri, Lamiae Amaadour, Karima Oualla, Zineb Benbrahim, Samia Arifi and Naoufal Mellas

Pain is a common and distressing symptom experienced by many cancer patients. The evaluation of pain in cancer patients is a crucial component of their care, as it allows healthcare professionals to understand the nature and severity of the pain, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Pain assessment involves not only identifying the physical characteristics of the pain, but also the patient's psychological, social, and cultural factors that can impact their pain experience. By using validated pain assessment tools and taking a holistic approach to pain management, healthcare professionals can improve the quality of life for cancer patients by effectively managing their pain. This can lead to better symptom control, increased patient satisfaction, and improved overall functioning and well-being.

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the prevalence, severity, and management of pain in cancer patients and to review the literature on pain assessment and management in this population.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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