Pain in European long-term care facilities: Cross-national study in Finland, Italy and the Netherlands

@article{Achterberg2010PainIE,
  title={Pain in European long-term care facilities: Cross-national study in Finland, Italy and the Netherlands},
  author={Wilco P Achterberg and Giovanni Gambassi and Harriet Finne-Soveri and Rosa Liperoti and Miel W. Ribbe},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2010},
  volume={148},
  pages={70-74}
}
There have been very few and limited cross-national comparisons concerning pain among residents of long-term care facilities in Europe. The aim of the present cross-sectional study has been to document the prevalence of pain, its frequency and severity as well as its correlates in three European countries: Finland (north), Italy (south) and the Netherlands (western central). Patients (aged 65years or above) were assessed with the Minimum Data Set 2.0 (MDS).The final sample comprised 5761… CONTINUE READING
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