Management of nonmalignant pain in home-dwelling older people: a population-based survey.

@article{Pitkala2002ManagementON,
  title={Management of nonmalignant pain in home-dwelling older people: a population-based survey.},
  author={Kaisu H. Pitkala and Timo E Strandberg and Reijo Sakari Tilvis},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={1861-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate use of prescribed analgesic drugs in relation to experience of joint or back pain in a home-dwelling older population, to study changes in the use of analgesic drugs over 10 years, and to investigate concomitant use of protective gastrointestinal drugs with prescribed analgesic drugs in 1999. DESIGN Cross-sectional mailed surveys 10 years apart. SETTING Helsinki, Finland. PARTICIPANTS Random samples of older birth cohorts born in 1904, 1909, and 1914 in 1989 (n… CONTINUE READING
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