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Comparison of pain neurophysiology knowledge among health sciences students: a cross-sectional study

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    Identifier: imarina:9280491
  • Authors:

    Adillón C
    Lozano È
    Salvat I
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Adillón C; Lozano È; Salvat I
    Department: Medicina i Cirurgia
    URV's Author/s: Adillón Camón, Cristina / Salvat Salvat, María Isabel
    Keywords: Pain knowledge Pain education Neurophysiology Health sciences Education Chronic pain
    Abstract: Background: A key tool for use in approaching chronic pain treatment is educating patients to reconceptualize pain. Thus, health professionals are fundamental to the transmission of pain information to patients. Because their understanding of pain is acquired during the educational process, the aim of this study was to compare the knowledge about pain neurophysiology in first and final-year students from three different health science programs at a single University to determine their gain in knowledge using a well-known questionnaire designed to evaluate the understanding of pain. Methods: The Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire (19 closed-ended questions) was administered to students in their first and final years of study in Medicine, Physiotherapy, or Nutrition. The percentage of correct responses was determined and comparisons of the results were analyzed between the programs as well as between the first and final years of study within each program. For all tests, p-values were two-sided, and results with p-values below 0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: The participation rate was greater than 51 % (n = 285). The mean percentage of correct responses, reported as mean (SD), among the first year students was 42.14 (12.23), without significant statistical differences detected between the programs. The mean percentages of correct responses for students in their final year were as follows: Medicine, 54.38 (13.87); Physiotherapy, 68.92 (16.22); Nutrition, 42.34 (10.11). We found statistically significant differences among all three programs and between the first and final years in Medicine and Physiotherapy. A question-by-question analysis showed that the percentage of correct responses for questions related to the biopsychosocial aspects of pain was higher for students in Physiotherapy than those in Medicine. Conclusions: Students in their final years of Medicine and Physiotherapy programs know more about the neurophysiology of pain than students in their first years of these programs, however there are some questions where first years students have better results. Physiotherapy students have greater knowledge of neurophysiology of pain than Medicine students, especially the biopsychosocial aspects. Even so, their understanding may not be sufficient and does not guarantee an approach to chronic pain that will help patients reconceptualize their pain.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Saúde coletiva Química Odontología Nutrição Multidisciplinary sciences Medicine (miscellaneous) Medicina veterinaria Medicina iii Medicina ii Medicina i Interdisciplinar Geografía General medicine General biochemistry,genetics and molecular biology Farmacia Engenharias iv Engenharias iii Enfermagem Educação física Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Ciência de alimentos Ciência da computação Biotecnología Biodiversidade Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (miscellaneous) Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (all) Antropologia / arqueologia Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: cristina.adillon@urv.cat mariaisabel.salvat@urv.cat cristina.adillon@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-9879-6769 0000-0002-9879-6769
    Record's date: 2023-02-23
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-015-1585-y
    Papper original source: Bmc Research Notes. 8 (1):
    APA: Adillón C; Lozano È; Salvat I (2015). Comparison of pain neurophysiology knowledge among health sciences students: a cross-sectional study. Bmc Research Notes, 8(1), -. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1585-y
    Licence document URL: https://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Article's DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1585-y
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2015
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (Miscellaneous),Medicine (Miscellaneous),Multidisciplinary Sciences
    Pain knowledge
    Pain education
    Neurophysiology
    Health sciences
    Education
    Chronic pain
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Odontología
    Nutrição
    Multidisciplinary sciences
    Medicine (miscellaneous)
    Medicina veterinaria
    Medicina iii
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Interdisciplinar
    Geografía
    General medicine
    General biochemistry,genetics and molecular biology
    Farmacia
    Engenharias iv
    Engenharias iii
    Enfermagem
    Educação física
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência de alimentos
    Ciência da computação
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (miscellaneous)
    Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (all)
    Antropologia / arqueologia
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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