Cancer-related chronic pain (CP) represents a critical clinical issue through the disease, severely compromising the quality of life (QoL) of patients and the family environment. The current review employed a narrative method to synthesize the main results about the impact of cancer-related CP on QoL, adopting a multidimensional and threefold vision: patients, caregivers, and patient– caregiver perspective. Evidence emphasizes the importance of considering a bidirectional perspective (patient–caregiver) to understand better the pain experience throughout the cancer continuum and its consequences on QoL of patients and caregivers. Moreover, a holistic and multidimensional approach to cancer-related CP and its impact on QoL of patients and caregivers is still needed, in which the interconnection between physical, psychological, and social factors should be analyzed. Theoretical and methodological issues for orienting future social and family research initiatives were discussed.

Filipponi, C., Masiero, M., Pizzoli, S. F. M., Grasso, R., Ferrucci, R., Pravettoni, G., A Comprehensive Analysis of the Cancer Chronic Pain Experience: A Narrative Review, <<CANCER MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH>>, 2022; (July): 2173-2184. [doi:10.2147/CMAR.S355653] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231861]

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Cancer Chronic Pain Experience: A Narrative Review

Pizzoli, Silvia Francesca Maria;
2022

Abstract

Cancer-related chronic pain (CP) represents a critical clinical issue through the disease, severely compromising the quality of life (QoL) of patients and the family environment. The current review employed a narrative method to synthesize the main results about the impact of cancer-related CP on QoL, adopting a multidimensional and threefold vision: patients, caregivers, and patient– caregiver perspective. Evidence emphasizes the importance of considering a bidirectional perspective (patient–caregiver) to understand better the pain experience throughout the cancer continuum and its consequences on QoL of patients and caregivers. Moreover, a holistic and multidimensional approach to cancer-related CP and its impact on QoL of patients and caregivers is still needed, in which the interconnection between physical, psychological, and social factors should be analyzed. Theoretical and methodological issues for orienting future social and family research initiatives were discussed.
2022
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Filipponi, C., Masiero, M., Pizzoli, S. F. M., Grasso, R., Ferrucci, R., Pravettoni, G., A Comprehensive Analysis of the Cancer Chronic Pain Experience: A Narrative Review, <<CANCER MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH>>, 2022; (July): 2173-2184. [doi:10.2147/CMAR.S355653] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231861]
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