Audit of prevalence of incident pain during RT

Management of procedural pain related to cancer and its treatment is poorly addressed in the literature. This audit was conducted across three radiotherapy treatment centres in Australia. One hundred and thirty patients were recruited. Information was collected on the intensity of their baseline pain, the worst pain experienced during palliative radiotherapy, what analgesics they took as baseline and for incident pain and how effective this was for the radiotherapy-related episode. The pain management index (PMI) was calculated to evaluate the adequacy of analgesic regimen. This study is currently undergoing statistical analysis and reporting


  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 


  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Pain & Palliative Care 

Principal investigator/s 

  • Associate Professor Odette Spruyt - Palliative care consultant 

Contact details 

Associate Professor Odette Spruyt - Principal Investigator 

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Audit of prevalence of incident pain during RT project status 

  • Ongoing