Palliative care consultation team: symptom relief in first 48 hours of hospitalization

Translated title of the contribution: Palliative care consultation team: symptom relief in first 48 hours of hospitalization

Magda Aparecida dos Santos Silva, Marcio Augusto Diniz, Ricardo Tavares de Carvalho, Toshio Chiba, Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos-Pimenta

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the relief of symptoms provided by palliative care consultation team (PCCT) compared to the traditional care team (TC), in patients with advanced cancer in the first 48 hours of hospitalization. Method: Allocated to PCCT Group and TC Group, this study assessed 290 patients according to the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) within the first 48 hours of hospitalization. The main outcome was a minimum 2-point reduction in symptom intensity. Results: At 48 hours, the PCCT Group had a 2-point reduction in the mean differences (p <0.001) in pain, nausea, dyspnea, and depression; and TC Group, on nausea and sleep impairment (p <0.001). Multiple Logistic Regression found for the PCCT Group a greater chance of pain relief (OR 2.34; CI 1.01-5.43; p = 0.049). Conclusion: There was superiority of the PCCT Group for pain relief, dyspnea and depression. There is a need for more studies that broaden the understanding of team modalities.

Translated title of the contributionPalliative care consultation team: symptom relief in first 48 hours of hospitalization
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20190391
JournalRevista brasileira de enfermagem
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pain Management
  • Palliative care
  • Symptom Assessment
  • Terminal Patient Care
  • Treatment Effectiveness

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