The situation-specific theory of pain experience for Asian American cancer patients.


Journal Article (Review)

Studies have indicated the need for theories that explain and target ethnic-specific cancer pain experiences, including those of Asian Americans. In this article, I present a situation-specific theory that explains the unique cancer pain experience of Asian Americans. Unlike other existing theories, this situation-specific theory was developed on the basis of evidence, including a systematic literature review and research findings, making it comprehensive and highly applicable to research and practice with Asian American patients with cancer. Thus, this theory would strengthen the interconnections among theory, evidence, and practice in pain management for Asian American cancer patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 319 - 331

PubMed ID

  • 19033747

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19033747

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-9268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.ans.0000341412.02177.77


  • eng