The following is a summary of “Cultural Perceptions of Nursing Students Regarding Pain and Methods Used for Pain Management” published in the October 2022 issue of Pain Management by Işık et al.


The assessment of nursing students’ pain is aided by learning how pain is interpreted across cultures and learning about the approaches taken to alleviate suffering. This research aims to examine how different cultures influence nursing students’ understanding of pain and the range of coping strategies they employ. Cross-sectional descriptive research is used here. Between March 2020 and May 2020, 319 nursing students participated in this study.

The Pain Beliefs Scale and a questionnaire developed by researchers themselves were used to compile the data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Statistics 20.0 was used for the data analysis. Among college-level healthcare students, headaches account for the majority (56.7%) of all reported pain. Daily life was hampered by the constant ache they felt. 

Those who relied on cultural practices and psychological beliefs were shown to have significantly better mean scores (P<.05) when it came to managing their pain. To cope with discomfort, most future nurses turn to techniques like massage, hot showers, and herbal tea. Those who relied on these time-tested techniques reported high levels of confidence in their psychological efficacy.

Source: sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S152490422200008X