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2020 Apr

Pain Manag Nurs



How Patient Education Influences Utilization of Nonpharmacological Modalities for Persistent Pain Management: An Integrative Review.


Opioid analgesic misuse and abuse has given rise to an epidemic that has added to an increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Adults with persistent noncancer pain (PNCP) are primarily treated with opioid analgesics. Many remain on these medications long term. Most of these patients are unaware of other effective measures for managing PNCP, such as nonpharmacologic modalities (NPMs). This lack of familiarity with NPMs presents a key contributor to the problem of NPM underuse among adult PNCP patients. This integrative review sought to identify key factors that contribute to NPMs underuse and the effect of education on patients' adoption or use for PNCP management.