Identification of strategies used to cope with chronic pain in older persons receiving primary care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

@article{Barry2004IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of strategies used to cope with chronic pain in older persons receiving primary care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.},
  author={Lisa C Barry and Robert D. Kerns and Zhenchao Guo and Bao D Duong and Lynne P. Iannone and Manney Carrington Reid},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={950-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify the strategies used by older persons to cope with chronic noncancer pain, determine the perceived effectiveness of the strategies, and ascertain factors associated with their use. DESIGN Cross-sectional telephone survey. SETTING Primary care practice located at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New England. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred forty-five patients (aged 65-90) with chronic pain. MEASUREMENTS Qualitative methods were used to ascertain participants' coping… CONTINUE READING