Medicine and Health Sciences
Opioid use has become a public health crisis over the past 30 years, including increased opioid misuse and related overdoses. Many factors contribute to the problem. One of the most explored causes is the increased prescription of opioids by health care providers for pain management in non-acute or terminal pain. This led to a governmental evaluation of health care providers and hospitals regarding control of patients' pain. On the other hand, research into the role of patient beliefs and attitudes in influencing opioid prescription is limited. The primary purpose of the pilot study is to examine the correlation between self-efficacy and opioid use for chronic pain with implications for opioid prevention.
Physician Assistant Studies
Khatt, Alicia, "Patients' Self-Efficacy with Implications for Opioid Prevention: A Pilot Study" (2020). IdeaFest. 14.