Chronic pain: challenges and assessment strategies
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
Journal of gerontological nursing
DOI of Published Version
Older adults are a rapidly growing segment of the world population, and long-term care will continue to be a major concern for most health care institutions in this century. Pain management remains at the forefront of long-term care issues, with older patients more subject than younger patients to chronic disease states that predispose them to pain. Assessment and management of chronic pain, however, are impeded by a lack of patient and caregiver education regarding pain, widespread misconceptions about pain in older patients, and special concerns and cautions for appropriate analgesic use in this population. This is the first of a two-part series highlighting issues and strategies related to pain assessment in older adults.
Pain Measurement -- In Old Age, Chronic Pain -- Diagnosis -- In Old Age, Chronic Pain -- Etiology -- In Old Age, Education, Continuing (Credit), Aged, 80 and Over, Quality of Life -- In Old Age, Clinical Assessment Tools, Chronic Pain -- Drug Therapy -- In Old Age, Aged, Long Term Care
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of gerontological nursing, 28:1 (2002) pp.20-.