Self-treatment of pain among adolescents in an urban community
Pain Management Nursing, 06/08/2012
Fouladbakhsh JM et al. – Gender also predicted use of self–treatment methods, with girls more likely to use over–the–counter medications and nonpharmacologic therapies. Number of pain sites was also a strong predictor of use of self–treatment methods among adolescents. Knowledge of the pain experience during adolescence will help guide community–based nursing initiatives aimed at increasing awareness, promoting knowledge about pain and its treatment, and ensuring safety and positive outcomes related to self–treatment.