Applicability of tools to assess pain in elderly patients after cardiac surgery.

  title={Applicability of tools to assess pain in elderly patients after cardiac surgery.},
  author={A K Pesonen and Raili Suojaranta-Ylinen and Pekka Tarkkila and Per Henrik Rosenberg},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={52 2},
BACKGROUND Post-operatively, elderly patients with impaired vision and cognitive dysfunction may experience difficulties understanding standard pain assessment tools such as the 10-cm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the Verbal Rating Scale (VRS). Thus, there is a need to identify more feasible post-operative pain assessments for elderly patients. With this goal in mind, we compared the VAS and VRS with two more expressive tools: the 50-cm Red Wedge Scale (RWS) and the Facial Pain Scale (FPS… CONTINUE READING

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