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

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dc.contributor.advisor McMurtry, C. Meghan
dc.contributor.author Genik, Lara M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-14T16:13:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-14T16:13:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-08
dc.date.created 2015-07-29
dc.date.issued 2015-08-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9070
dc.description.abstract Pain 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Pain en_US
dc.subject children with intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.subject respite en_US
dc.subject pain assessment en_US
dc.subject pain management en_US
dc.title Pain Among Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Pain Assessment and Management Training Workshop for Respite Workers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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