An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons

  title={An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons},
  author={Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and Keela A. Herr and Dennis C. Turk and Perry G. Fine and Robert H. Dworkin and Robert D. Helme and K W Jackson and Patricia A. Parmelee and Thomas E. Rudy and B. Lynn Beattie and John T. Chibnall and Kenneth D. Craig and Betty R. Ferrell and Bruce A. Ferrell and Roger Benton Fillingim and Lucia Gagliese and Romayne E. Gallagher and Stephen J. Gibson and Elizabeth L. Harrison and Benny Katz and Francis J. Keefe and Susan J. Lieber and David Lussier and Kenneth E. Schmader and Raymond C. Tait and Debra K. Weiner and Jaime Williams},
  journal={The Clinical Journal of Pain},
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. Contributors were identified based on literature prominence and with the aim of achieving a broad representation of disciplines. Recommendations are provided regarding the physical examination and the assessment of pain using self-report and observational methods (suitable for seniors with dementia… 

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