Chronic pain: the help-seeking behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of older adults living in the community.

@article{Cornally2011ChronicPT,
  title={Chronic pain: the help-seeking behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of older adults living in the community.},
  author={Nicola Cornally and Geraldine Mccarthy},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          206-17
        }
}
Psychologic variables such as attitudes and beliefs may account for patients choosing not to seek treatment for pain; however, there is a dearth of empirical research to support this contention. The aim of this study was to explore the help-seeking behavior, individual characteristics, attitudes, and beliefs of older adults with chronic pain in an Irish community setting. A descriptive correlational design was used. A convenience sample of 72 older adults with chronic pain were recruited… CONTINUE READING
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