Jordanian Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management Principles for Hospitalized Patients
The aim of this study is to assess a sample of Jordanian nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards pain management. A convenience sample of 202 Jordanian registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing was studied. Data were collected using Ferrell and McCaffery’s Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain and a self-report general nursing information form. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and one-way analyses of variance in order to determine differences in survey scores in accordance with the subjects’ demographic, behavioral, and work-related characteristics. The overall percentage of correct responses to the KASRP was 41.41. The difference in the overall KASRP score was statistically significant in the aspect of nurses’ use of objective tools (F = 3.593, p < .05). Our results suggest that continuing educational programs on pain management for nurses would be useful to increase nurses’ pain-related knowledge and attitude.