The Influence of Patients' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs on Self Reported Deviations From Opioid Analgesic Prescription: an Exploratory Survey
Before you start the study, the research nurse will check your medical record to see if you
are eligible to take part in this study. Information will be recorded about your
demographics (such as age, marital status, ethnicity, education level, and gender), medical
history (such as the type of cancer and level of pain), and prescriptions (such as the name
of any opioid drugs, doses, and schedule).
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will be interviewed by the
study staff before a regular visit with your doctor. You will be asked some questions about
your use of pain drugs and other knowledge and/or attitudes that you may have about them.
You may also be asked for general information (such as your age, marital status, or
educational level) if it was not available in your chart and medical record.
After the interview, you will complete 5 short questionnaires about your use of pain drugs,
your attitudes about the pain drugs and their use, and concerns that you may have about your
use of these pain drugs.
It will take about 5-10 minutes for the interview and another 10-15 minutes to complete all
Your interview and questionnaire responses will not be shared with your regular doctor
unless the study staff feels that you maybe be at harm. If you feel you need a doctor's
opinion about anything that is asked in the interview and/or questionnaires, please contact
Your interview and questionnaire responses will only be used for this research study and
will not be shared with your family members.
Length of Study:
After completing the interview and questionnaires, your participation in this study will be
This is an investigational study. Up to 200 patients will take part in this study. All
will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Number of Persons with Advanced Cancer who Self-report Opioid Analgesics Over/Under
Eduardo Bruera, MD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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