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Table 5 The Appraisals of New Nurses’ Pain Care Ability by Unit Head Nurse After Receiving Pain Instruction

From: Multimedia-assisted instruction on pain assessment learning of new nurses: a quasi-experimental study

Topic Control group (n = 38)
Mean ± SD
Experimental group (n = 38)
Mean ± SD
t-value
A. Professional capabilities    
1. Performing pain assessment using language and assessment instruments understood by patients 4.34 ± 0.53 4.45 ± 0.65 .78
2. Interacting with patients, able to listen patiently, having empathy 4.32 ± 0.57 4.53 ± 0.60 1.56
3. Able to assess patients’ pain histories, pain characteristics, and physiological influence 4.11 ± 0.65 4.24 ± 0.63 .89
B. Communication ability    
1. Able to convey a respectful and considerate attitude when interacting with patients 4.13 ± 0.74 4.50 ± 0.56 2.45*
2. Able to actively and promptly respond to patients’ pain needs and feelings 4.11 ± 0.73 4.42 ± 0.60 2.07*
3. Uses language understood by patients to explain pain measures 4.08 ± 0.63 4.75 ± 0.60 2.60*
Overall scale 25.08 ± 3.32 26.58 ± 3.01 2.06*
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01