Introduction Pain is a multidimensional experience that varies among individuals and has a significant impact on their health. A biopsychosocial approach is recommended for effective pain management; however, health professionals’ education is weak on this issue. Patient involvement is a promising didactic methodology in developing a more holistic perspective, however there is a lack of reliable evidence on this topic. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of patient involvement in pain education in undergraduate medicine and nursing students. Methods and analysis An open-label randomised controlled trial including qualitative data will be conducted. After an introductory lesson, each student will be randomly assigned to the intervention group, which includes an educational session conducted by a patient–partner along with an educator, or to the control group in which the session is exclusively conducted by an educator. Both sessions will be carried out according to the Case-Based Learning approach. Primary outcomes will be students’ knowledge, attitudes, opinions and beliefs about pain management, whereas the secondary outcome will be students’ satisfaction. The Pain Knowledge and Attitudes (PAK) and Chronic Pain Myth Scale (CPMS) will be administered preintervention and postintervention to measure primary outcomes. Students’ satisfaction will be measured by a questionnaire at the end of the session. Two focus groups will be conducted to evaluate non-quantifiable aspects of learning. Ethics and dissemination The protocol of this study was approved by the independent Area Vasta Emilia Nord ethics committee.

Effectiveness of patients’ involvement in a medical and nursing pain education programme: a protocol for an open-label randomised controlled trial including qualitative data / Serafini, Alice; Grazia Rossi, Maria; Alberti, Sara; Borellini, Erika; Contini, Annamaria; Cernesi, Simone; D'Amico, Roberto; Eduardo Díaz Crescitelli, Matías; Ferri, Paola; Fornaciari, Davide; Ghirotto, Luca; Giugni, Linda; Lui, Fausta; Rossi, Francesca; CUOGHI COSTANTINI, Riccardo; Santori, Valentino; Padula, MARIA STELLA. - In: BMJ OPEN. - ISSN 2044-6055. - 14:1(2024), pp. 1-8. [10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078670]

Effectiveness of patients’ involvement in a medical and nursing pain education programme: a protocol for an open-label randomised controlled trial including qualitative data

Alice Serafini;Sara Alberti;Erika Borellini;Annamaria Contini;Roberto D'Amico;Paola Ferri;Luca Ghirotto;Linda Giugni;Fausta Lui;Riccardo Cuoghi Costantini;Valentino Santori;Maria Stella Padula
2024

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Introduction Pain is a multidimensional experience that varies among individuals and has a significant impact on their health. A biopsychosocial approach is recommended for effective pain management; however, health professionals’ education is weak on this issue. Patient involvement is a promising didactic methodology in developing a more holistic perspective, however there is a lack of reliable evidence on this topic. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of patient involvement in pain education in undergraduate medicine and nursing students. Methods and analysis An open-label randomised controlled trial including qualitative data will be conducted. After an introductory lesson, each student will be randomly assigned to the intervention group, which includes an educational session conducted by a patient–partner along with an educator, or to the control group in which the session is exclusively conducted by an educator. Both sessions will be carried out according to the Case-Based Learning approach. Primary outcomes will be students’ knowledge, attitudes, opinions and beliefs about pain management, whereas the secondary outcome will be students’ satisfaction. The Pain Knowledge and Attitudes (PAK) and Chronic Pain Myth Scale (CPMS) will be administered preintervention and postintervention to measure primary outcomes. Students’ satisfaction will be measured by a questionnaire at the end of the session. Two focus groups will be conducted to evaluate non-quantifiable aspects of learning. Ethics and dissemination The protocol of this study was approved by the independent Area Vasta Emilia Nord ethics committee.
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Effectiveness of patients’ involvement in a medical and nursing pain education programme: a protocol for an open-label randomised controlled trial including qualitative data / Serafini, Alice; Grazia Rossi, Maria; Alberti, Sara; Borellini, Erika; Contini, Annamaria; Cernesi, Simone; D'Amico, Roberto; Eduardo Díaz Crescitelli, Matías; Ferri, Paola; Fornaciari, Davide; Ghirotto, Luca; Giugni, Linda; Lui, Fausta; Rossi, Francesca; CUOGHI COSTANTINI, Riccardo; Santori, Valentino; Padula, MARIA STELLA. - In: BMJ OPEN. - ISSN 2044-6055. - 14:1(2024), pp. 1-8. [10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078670]
Serafini, Alice; Grazia Rossi, Maria; Alberti, Sara; Borellini, Erika; Contini, Annamaria; Cernesi, Simone; D'Amico, Roberto; Eduardo Díaz Crescitelli, Matías; Ferri, Paola; Fornaciari, Davide; Ghirotto, Luca; Giugni, Linda; Lui, Fausta; Rossi, Francesca; CUOGHI COSTANTINI, Riccardo; Santori, Valentino; Padula, MARIA STELLA
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