Are nursing home patients with dementia diagnosis at increased risk for inadequate pain treatment?

@article{Nygaard2005AreNH,
  title={Are nursing home patients with dementia diagnosis at increased risk for inadequate pain treatment?},
  author={Harald A. Nygaard and Marit Jarland},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={730-7}
}
BACKGROUND Mentally impaired and demented nursing home patients are at increased risk of undertreatment for pain. We wanted to examine pain assessment and complaints and pain treatment of nursing home patients according to mental state, and with special regard to treatment of patients with dementia diagnosis and cognitively impaired patients who did not have a dementia diagnosis. METHODS Cross sectional study from three nursing homes in Bergen, Norway including 125 persons (median age 84… CONTINUE READING