Title

Assessment and measurement of pain in older adults

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-2001

NLM Title Abbreviation

Clin Geriatr Med

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Clinics in geriatric medicine

PubMed ID

11459715

Abstract

Although the empiric base is still limited when providing clear directions for pain assessment and management in older adults, it is possible to identify recommendations for guiding practice based on consensus and a developing scientific base to support best practice activities. A brief overview of the epidemiology and consequences of pain is offered, followed by a summary of issues and approaches relevant to pain assessment in older adults. Cohort-specific recommendations for comprehensive pain assessment and measurement based on current evidence are then addressed, including strategies for assessment of pain in cognitively impaired older adults.

Keywords

NURSING-HOME RESIDENTS, LOW-BACK-PAIN, ELDERLY PATIENTS, HIP-FRACTURE, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, CONTROLLED ANALGESIA, NURSES ASSESSMENTS, ALZHEIMER PATIENTS, MANAGEMENT, Geriatrics & Gerontology

Published Article/Book Citation

Clinics in geriatric medicine, 17:3 (2001) pp.457-+.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/244