Title

Chronic pain: challenges and assessment strategies

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2002

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

PubMed ID

11829221

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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-.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/259