Instruments for the Assessment of Pain in Older Persons with Cognitive Impairment

  title={Instruments for the Assessment of Pain in Older Persons with Cognitive Impairment},
  author={P. Stolee and L. Hillier and Jacquelin Esbaugh and N. Bol and L. McKellar and N. Gauthier},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  • P. Stolee, L. Hillier, +3 authors N. Gauthier
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Pain in older persons with cognitive impairment is often unrecognized and inadequately treated. A major problem associated with this undertreatment is the challenging nature of pain assessment and in particular the selection of accurate and useful assessment instruments. The purpose of this study was to review pain measurement instruments for acute and chronic pain suggested for use with cognitively impaired older persons and to summarize available evidence on their reliability and validity. A… CONTINUE READING
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