Pain Among Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Pain Assessment and Management Training Workshop for Respite Workers

dc.contributor.advisorMcMurtry, C. Meghan
dc.contributor.authorGenik, Lara M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-14T16:13:40Z
dc.date.available2015-08-14T16:13:40Z
dc.date.copyright2015-08
dc.date.created2015-07-29
dc.date.issued2015-08-14
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractPain among children with intellectual disabilities (ID) is common and complex. There is no pain assessment and management training program for respite workers (RW) who frequently care for these children. Objectives: (1) determine RW's pain training needs and preferences, (2) develop and pilot a pain training program. Methods: Twenty-two RW described their experiences with pain in children with ID, their perceived training needs and preferences. Fifty other RW then completed knowledge measures and ratings before and after a pain training program, and a program evaluation. Results/Discussion: Participants viewed pain training as beneficial. Their ideal training program involved a half-day, multifaceted in person program utilizing active learning. Completion of the training significantly increased pain-related knowledge (r = .81 - .88), and pain assessment and management-related ratings (r = .41 - .70). The training was rated favourably. Future research should evaluate the program in a randomized controlled trial.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/9070
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectPainen_US
dc.subjectchildren with intellectual disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectrespiteen_US
dc.subjectpain assessmenten_US
dc.subjectpain managementen_US
dc.titlePain Among Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Pain Assessment and Management Training Workshop for Respite Workersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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