Erratum: What does the informal caregiver of a terminally ill cancer patient need ? A study from a cancer centre
Indian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):167-167 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research

Nonpharmacological modality of treating opioid withdrawal
Abhijit S NairIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):165-166 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Source Type: research

Cardiovascular safety of naproxen for treating cancer and noncancer chronic pain
Abhijit S NairIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):164-165 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Source Type: research

Using CIRUPA to help foster communication with families about brain death in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sayed K Ali, Anthony Ochola, Fatimah Juma, Feroza DaroowallaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):162-164 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sayed K Ali Anthony Ochola Fatimah Juma Feroza Daroowalla Source Type: research

Efficacy of memantine hydrochloride in neuropathic pain
Abhijit S Nair, Rajendra Kumar SahooIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):161-162 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Rajendra Kumar Sahoo Source Type: research

The portrait of a dying child
RR Pravin, Tan Ee Kar Enrica, Tan Ah MoyIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):156-160The portrait of a dying child is an homage to a child's journey from initial diagnosis to the terminal stages of illness in metastatic neuroblastoma, raising the critical question of the importance of defining a beautiful death – a concept I first came across as a literature student in Henrik Ibsen's renowned tragedy Hedda Gabler. In this article, we discuss a case study of a child named Peter (real names have been changed to maintain the confidentiality of the patient) and his family, whom I met during my oncology rot...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: RR Pravin Tan Ee Kar Enrica Tan Ah Moy Source Type: research

Role of early palliative care in advanced head-and-neck cancers patients
Aanchal Satija, Karl Lorenz, Michelle DeNatale, Odette Spruyt, S V. S. Deo, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):153-155Head-and-neck cancers (HNCs) are significant in India. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of access to healthcare, and poor treatment infrastructure pose a major challenge in the management of these cancers. The majority of these patients present with advanced stage and are not amenable to curative treatment. The majority have the potential to benefit from palliative care (PC) interventions. Our experience has been that usually the referrals from HNC clinic for PC are at the end-of-life or ...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Aanchal Satija Karl Lorenz Michelle DeNatale Odette Spruyt S V. S. Deo Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Return to work in cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: The overall rate of RTW estimated at 57%. Nonetheless, the faster diagnosis and regular screening could improve the survival rate of cancer patients and the increase of RTW. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hamed Tavan Arman Azadi Yousef Veisani Source Type: research

Creating a positive attitude toward dying patients among nursing students: Is the current curriculum adequate ?
Conclusion: The revision of the current curriculum incorporating more palliative care postings with specific attention toward handling emotional engagement with the dying may help in developing a positive attitude. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sherin Susan Paul G Renu PT Thampi Source Type: research

National pediatric palliative care needs from hospital deaths
Conclusion: Understanding the characteristics of children with LLI who die in hospitals could contribute toward a more efficient pediatric palliative care (PPC) service development. PPC service should include perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Palliative care education needs to extend to nonpediatric healthcare providers who also have to manage children with LLI. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Farah Khalid Lee Ai Chong Source Type: research

A reflection on the experience with conducting a clinical audit aimed at optimizing pain assessment in cancer patients in Sri Lanka
Conclusions: Pain assessment practices of the tertiary care oncology unit concerned was suboptimal. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to explore obstacles and incorporate pain assessment as a mandatory routine practice in clinical oncology units. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Gunasekara Vidana Mestrige Chamath Fernando Fiona Rawlinson Source Type: research

The use of antidiabetic, antihypertensive, and lipid-lowering medications in the elderly dying with advanced cancer
Conclusion: Many elderly patients dying with advanced cancer in a palliative care unit were maintained on medications for chronic conditions until the very late stages of their lives. For such imminently dying patients, benefits of such medications are unlikely and burdens are possible. Further research is needed to explore physicians' justifications, if any, for maintaining such patients on apparently futile medications. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mohammad Zafir Al-Shahri Mahmoud Yassein Sroor Wael Ali Ghareeb Enas Noshy Aboulela Wael Edesa Source Type: research

The meaning of spirituality and spiritual well-being among thai breast cancer patients: A qualitative study
Conclusions: For Thai women, who have breast cancer, their spirituality focuses on family, mainly their children. They also have better SWB if they have good family relationship, social support, or feeling connected with nature or higher being in a religious or nonreligious way. Future survey design needs to be broader in a secular view and on another perspective rather than the religious approach. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tharin Phenwan Thanarpan Peerawong Kandawsri Tulathamkij Source Type: research

Explaining postdischarge care needs of cancer patients: A qualitative study
Conclusions: Postdischarge needs are a set of needs for primary exposure to diagnosis, outpatient attendance at the hospital and treatment centers, access to the treatment team, family readiness, and care systems and community needs for acceptance and care of these patients. The discharge plan should be designed in accordance with the needs set out above, so that the patients can meet the needs of the acute and disease encounter phase and also can manage the emerging postdischarge needs, such as empowerment. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mansooreh Rooeintan Mojgan Khademi Tahereh Toulabi Fatemeh Heshmati Nabavi Mojtaba Gorji Source Type: research

How patients of oral cancer cope up with impact of the disease ? A qualitative study in central India
Conclusion: Quality of life of oral cancer patients should be given prime focus along with continuum of care starting from early means of diagnosis by screening to treatment completion. Nevertheless, it is the family support that seems to play the most vital role in helping cancer patients cope up with the problems. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sourav Goswami Subodh Saran Gupta Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided dry needling as a treatment for postmastectomy pain syndrome & #8211; A case series of twenty patients
Conclusions: USGDN reduced pain, disability, and opioid use, whereas NI reduced only pain. This suggests a myofascial contribution to pain and disability in PMPS. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Lakshmi Vas Renuka Pai Source Type: research

Commentary
Santosh K ChaturvediIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):91-92 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Santosh K Chaturvedi Source Type: research

A qualitative study on palliative needs of stroke patients in an Indian tertiary care setting - Doctors & #39; perspective
Conclusions: From the interviews of the clinicians, we can conclude that care of a stroke patient is more than medical management and rehabilitation, as several other aspects of the patient's life are affected by the condition. The quality of life aspect has to be looked upon as an area that requires active intervention in a setting of stroke. Physical disabilities were viewed as the most significant factor in reducing the quality of life. Spiritual needs have a low priority in comparison to other physical needs. Due to high patient load and time constraints, many of the needs are unaddressed. Two important areas where...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jacob Lloyd Ashna Maria Pinto Shoba Nair Subhash Tarey Source Type: research

Resilience and its predictors among the parents of children with cancer: A descriptive-correlational study
Conclusion: The parents of cancer-afflicted children, particularly their mothers, have low resilience and therefore may be at risk for different physical and mental health problems. Health-care providers need to identify at-risk parents and provide them with greater psychological and educational support. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Zeinab Habibpour Hosein Mahmoudi Masoud Sirati Nir Hossein Namdar Areshtanab Source Type: research

Predictors of quality of life in patients with breast cancer
Conclusion: The results showed that quality of life in patients under treatment for breast cancer was moderate; therefore, special attention must be paid by caregivers to improve the quality of life in these patients considering its sociodemographic predictors. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Fahimeh Sehhatie Shafaie Mojgan Mirghafourvand Jalileh Amirzehni Source Type: research

The impact of breast cancer on the patient and the family in Indian perspective
Conclusion: In India, it is the family that provides crucial support to a woman with breast cancer during her ordeal with the disease and its treatment. This study has implications on the psychosocial support beyond the cancer patients alone, to include the immediate family and consider aspects of finance and social adjustments as critical in addition to the routine medical aspects of the disease. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Annie Alexander Rohini Kaluve Jyothi S Prabhu Aruna Korlimarla BS Srinath Suraj Manjunath Shekar Patil KS Gopinath TS Sridhar Source Type: research

Pain beliefs and perceptions and their relationship with coping strategies, stress, anxiety, and depression in patients with cancer
Conclusion: Understanding and identifying emotional-psychological variables in patients with chronic pains may provide a basis for implementing educational cognitive-behavioral programs for patients and the ground for increasing the ability to control the pain in nonpharmacological methods leading to promoting quality of life in these patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Elahe Ramezanzade Tabriz Reza Mohammadi Gholam Reza Roshandel Razieh Talebi Source Type: research

Central venous catheter as peritoneal indwelling catheter for the management of recurrent malignant ascites: A case series
Conclusion: In summary, we suggest that central venous catheter may be used as indwelling peritoneal catheter for the symptom management of recurrent malignant ascites. It provides a relatively safe and cost-effective alternative to serial large-volume paracentesis that requires multiple hospital admissions. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Brajesh Kumar Ratre Praneeth Suvvari Wasimul Hoda Priodarshi Roychoudhury Sachidanand Jee Bharti Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Role of percutaneous nephrostomy in bladder carcinoma with obstructive uropathy: A story revisited
Conclusion: In selected patients with bladder carcinoma with obstructive uropathy, PCN insertion may improve kidney function tests to normal levels and enable them to receive tumor-specific curative/palliative treatment. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Gaurav Garg Nupur Bansal Manmeet Singh Satya Narayan Sankhwar Source Type: research

Commentary
Arunangshu GhoshalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):51-52 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of 11-face faces pain scale in the Iranian elderly community with chronic pain
Conclusions: The FPS-11-IR is a reliable and valid pain assessment scale to use in geriatric patients chronic pain. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Reza Fadayevatan Mahtab Alizadeh-Khoei Salaheddin Taleb Hessami-Azar Farshad Sharifi Marjan Haghi Bijan Kaboudi Source Type: research

The need for palliative care in adults in Nepal: Projections based on modeling mortality data
Conclusions: The need for palliative care is great and is mostly represented by cardiovascular and respiratory disease in rural areas. Provision must be adapted and developed to meet this need, but more primary data is needed to inform such decisions. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Eleanor M Swarbrick Mark AC Pietroni Daniel M Munday Source Type: research

Development of a consensus syllabus of palliative medicine for physicians in Japan using a modified Delphi method
Conclusions: We have developed the first national consensus syllabus of palliative medicine for physicians in Japan. Based on this syllabus, a training program on palliative medicine will be established by training facilities in Japan, and physicians will be able to practice specific palliative care. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Akihiro Sakashita Mariko Shutoh Ryuichi Sekine Takayuki Hisanaga Ryo Yamamoto Source Type: research

Conspiracy of silence in palliative care: A concept analysis
Conclusions: The present study had found that scales to measure this concept as well as interventions that consider important factors in the communication process in palliative care identified in this analysis are needed. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Paula Lemus-Riscanevo Sonia Carre & #241;o-Moreno Mauricio Arias-Rojas Source Type: research

Factors associated with physical and psychosocial problems among Indian stroke survivors
Conclusions: Sociodemographic variables of stroke patients can predict their physical and psychosocial problems, which can help the health-care professionals optimize rehabilitation strategies. There is an urgent need of expert rehabilitative and palliative services in India. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mohit Sharma Mohan Lal Tejbir Singh Shyam Sundar Deepti Source Type: research

Communication, the key in creating dignified encounters in unexpected sudden death & #8211; With stroke as example
Conclusion: Communication shown as the foundation for dignified encounters in care as experienced by stroke team members and next of kin enables the patient to come forth as a unique person and uphold absolute dignity in care. Acknowledging the next of kin's familiarity with the severely ill patient will contribute to personalizing the patient and in this way be the ground for a person centeredness in care despite the patients' inability to defend their own interests. Through knowledge about the patient as a person, the foundation for dignified care is given, expressed through respect for the patient's will and...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Å sa CU Rejn ö Linda K Berg Source Type: research

Factors associated with surrogate self-efficacy in decision-making for patients with end-stage renal disease
Conclusions: This study provides information of which factors are associated with self-effectiveness in surrogates of terminally ill renal patients so that strategies based on these considerations might be implemented in the future. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Stefanie Danielle Pi & #241;a-Escudero Roberto De Jes & #250;s Garc & #237;a-Avil & #233;s Armando Iv & #225;n Fajardo-Ju & #225;rez C & #233;sar Urtiz L & #243;pez Ana Karene Del Moral-Trejo Pedro Manuel Ram & #237;rez-Ambriz Alejandro Tovar-Serrano Garc Source Type: research

Bringing palliative care and neurology together: Stroke by stroke
Roop GursahaniIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(1):1-2 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Roop Gursahani Source Type: research

Feasibility of chronotherapy for preventing delirium in patients with cancer: An idea for future clinical trials
Leila RadrazmIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):547-548 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Leila Radrazm Source Type: research

Lofexidine for treating opioid withdrawal syndrome in palliative care patients
Abhijit S NairIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):546-547 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Source Type: research

Magic word & #8220;palliative: & #8221; an end to cure but no end to care
Mranalini VermaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):545-546 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mranalini Verma Source Type: research

Does palliative sedation produce an ethical resolution to avoid the demand for euthanasia in a Muslim Country ?
Ercan AvciIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):537-544One of the major purposes of palliative sedation is to reduce demand for euthanasia. The present paper analyzes a grievous case which demonstrates the killing of a 23-year-old son by his father due to the son's unbearable pain resulting from metastatic colorectal cancer. The article aimed to elaborate the case to figure out whether palliative sedation can be an alternative to euthanasia in a Muslim country. Nevertheless, the analysis of these two end-of-life issues revealed that the limitation of palliative sedation to an expected lifespan of less than 2 wee...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ercan Avci Source Type: research

Purple urine bag syndrome: A scary but easily manageable condition in a patient with prolonged indwelling urinary catheter
Dinesh Kumar, Namrata Donga, Rekha MacwanIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):534-536“Purple urine bag syndrome” (PUBS) is a rare but distressing presentation of urinary tract infection (UTI) among moribund patients on indwelling urinary catheter. A 56-year-old woman with carcinoma of the left breast and metastasis in vertebrae and liver was bed ridden. She was on Foley's catheter for 9 months, with the last catheter changed 3 weeks back. A 75-year-old woman presented with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for 2 years and moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the right parotid region (8 mont...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Dinesh Kumar Namrata Donga Rekha Macwan Source Type: research

Telerehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: An underrecognized management in tertiary care
Kalyana Chakravarthy Bairapareddy, Baskaran Chandrasekaran, Umang AgarwalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(4):529-533Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is proved to be best supportive management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) individuals. The literature claims the reduction of dyspnea, fatigue, exacerbations, and improved functional capacity and quality of life. Home-based PR is being prescribed widely than hospital-based rehab due to be less cost and ease of caregiver burden, but efficacy is usually questioned. The poor efficacy may be probably due to recurrent exacerbation and poor quality of life eve...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kalyana Chakravarthy Bairapareddy Baskaran Chandrasekaran Umang Agarwal Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the MELD/Na score and the Child & #8211;Pugh score for the identification of palliative care needs in patients with cirrhosis of the liver
Conclusions: The Child–Pugh score and the MELD/Na score represent a viable and easy-to-use tool to identify patients in need of palliative care, among those with liver cirrhosis. Early identification, timely evaluation, and effective treatment of physical, spiritual, family, and social problems improve the quality of life of people with incurable diseases and their families. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Juan Carlos Perdomo Puentes Hirondina Rocha Sara Nicolau Gon & #231;alo Ferr & #227;o Source Type: research

Who can provide spiritual counseling ? A qualitative study from Iran
Conclusions: The present study has answered to the most basic questions in SC scope. Since spiritual services are rooted in our culture and religion, native guidelines should be created for them as soon as possible through conducting similar qualitative researches. Furthermore, it is worth considering teaching and training case in this scope to make spiritual service providers concern about solutions to promote these services. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Elahe Farshadnia Nadereh Memaryan Ali Asghar Asgharnejad Farid Jafar Bolhari Source Type: research

Initial perceptions about palliative care in patients with advanced cancer: A prospective cross-sectional audit
Conclusions: The main problem identified in the audit was the inadequate information, lack of PC setups, and late referral of the patients to PC. Hence, we should make a model where PC services are integrated with the curative services and offered throughout the illness after cancer diagnosis. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nishkarsh Gupta Vinod Kumar Rakesh Garg Sachidanand Jee Bharati Seema Mishra Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Decubitus ulcer development: An investigation on its effect and evidence in home care patients
Conclusion: It is obvious that decreased inability of independent mobility in DLA increase the risk for malnutrition and consequently two assessments show a negative impact on psychology of the patient. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sevgi Seyhan Source Type: research

A comparative study of transdermal buprenorphine and oral morphine in the treatment of chronic pain of malignant origin
Conclusions: TD Buprenorphine had similar efficacy with oral morphine, with better toxicity profile and better compliance. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kakali Choudhury Partha Dasgupta Nishana Paul Krishnangshu Bhajna Choudhury Bodhisatta Roy Shampa Maity Source Type: research

An observational study to assess the socioeconomic status and demographic profile of advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care in a tertiary-level cancer hospital of Eastern India
Conclusion: It was observed that majority of patients and their family were constrained with regards to financial resources and large percentage of patients had social insecurity with respect to future of family members. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Gaurav Kumar Nibedita Panda Rakesh Roy Gautam Bhattacharjee Source Type: research

Coping styles and life satisfaction in palliative care
Conclusion: Problem-focused coping (religious coping and acceptance) was found to be more effective than other methods. Patients in palliative care could be instructed for the use of problem-focused coping. Such training might enhance their life satisfaction, helping them experience greater control over the course of illness. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rajat Garg Vinay Chauhan B Sabreen Source Type: research

Dedication in caring of hemodialysis patients: Perspectives and experiences of Iranian family caregivers
Conclusion: Caretaking of the hemodialysis patients is constantly accompanied with challenges and concerns regarding the effective care for patients. Health-care providers need to address these concerns based on both patient- and caregiver-focused approaches, rather than only patient focused, to the design and planning for helping the patients and their caregivers. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ahmad Ali Eslami Leili Rabiei Majid Shirani Reza Masoudi Source Type: research

Comparative impact of nonpharmacological interventions on pain of knee osteoarthritis patients reporting at a tertiary care institution: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Both packages of NPIs were effective in providing relief in symptoms. No specific benefit of KBA or meditation was seen except for 50FWT. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Meenakshi Sharma Amarjeet Singh Mandeep Singh Dhillon Sukhpal Kaur Source Type: research

The prevalence of chronic pain among adults in India
Conclusion: This Indian adults' population survey about CP found a higher prevalence of CP as compared to other Asian pain prevalence studies; however, the impact of pain was just as significant. In a rapidly aging population, CP is emerging as a significant healthcare problem which may likely to exert an increasing toll on the existing social infrastructure within the next two decades. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ashok Kumar Saxena Parmanand N Jain Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

How & #8220;elderly staying alone & #8221; cope up with their age and deteriorating health: A qualitative exploration from rural Wardha, Central India
Conclusion: There is no social structure that can take care of this vulnerable group of elderlies in rural India. It is high time for the government to step in to bring some societal and familial reforms that will safeguard the elderly staying alone from the ongoing familial, social, and financial hardship. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sourav Goswami Pradeep R Deshmukh Source Type: research