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An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons
This paper represents an expert-based consensus statement on pain assessment among older adults. It is intended to provide recommendations that will be useful for both researchers and clinicians.Expand
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Predicting caregiver burden and depression in Alzheimer's disease.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of caregiver burden and depression, including objective stressors and mediation forces influencing caregiving outcomes. Expand
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A biopsychosocial formulation of pain communication.
We present a detailed framework for understanding the numerous and complicated interactions among psychological and social determinants of pain through examination of the process of painExpand
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Reconceptualizing the Role of Fear of Falling and Balance Confidence in Fall Risk
Objective: This article aimed to critically examine preexisting conceptualizations of the relationship among fear of falling, falls efficacy, and falls and to offer a new theoretical modelExpand
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A theoretical framework for understanding self-report and observational measures of pain: a communications model.
Self-report and observational measures of pain are examined from the perspective of a model of human communication. This model examines the experience of pain as affected by intrapersonal andExpand
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Development and preliminary validation of the pain assessment checklist for seniors with limited ability to communicate (PACSLAC).
The purpose of this study, conducted in three phases, was to develop a clinically useful observational tool (i.e., the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors With Limited Ability to CommunicateExpand
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Pain assessment in elderly adults with dementia
Chronic pain is highly prevalent in the ageing population. Individuals with neurological disorders such as dementia are susceptible patient groups in which pain is frequently under-recognised,Expand
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The Clock Test: A Sensitive Measure To Differentiate Normal Elderly from Those with Alzheimer Disease
To examine the clinical utility of the Clock Test for identifying dementia.
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Culture and Organizational Climate: Nurses’ Insights Into Their Relationship With Physicians
Within any organization (e.g. a hospital or clinic) the perception of the way things operate may vary dramatically as a function of one’s location in the organizational hierarchy as well as one’sExpand
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Pain Management Decision Making Among Long-Term Care Physicians and Nurses
The purpose of this study is to explore attitudes and beliefs that affect decisions about prescribing and administering pain medications in older adults who live in long-term care (LTC), with aExpand
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