Pain and cognitive status among nursing home residents in Canada.

  title={Pain and cognitive status among nursing home residents in Canada.},
  author={Wayne Proctor and John P. Hirdes},
  journal={Pain research & management},
  volume={6 3},
BACKGROUND There is little information available on the rates of pain in institutionalized elderly persons, and this is particularly true for Canada. OBJECTIVES To provide information about the prevalence and clinical correlates of pain in a sample of Canadian nursing homes, to determine whether residents with cognitive impairment experience lower rates of health conditions associated with pain (eg, arthritis) than residents without cognitive impairment and to determine whether the… CONTINUE READING

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