Pain in nursing home residents. Comparison of residents' self-report and nursing assistants' perceptions. Incongruencies exist in resident and caregiver reports of pain; therefore, pain management education is needed to prevent suffering.

@article{Horgas2001PainIN,
  title={Pain in nursing home residents. Comparison of residents' self-report and nursing assistants' perceptions. Incongruencies exist in resident and caregiver reports of pain; therefore, pain management education is needed to prevent suffering.},
  author={Ann L. Horgas and Karen S Dunn},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={44-53}
}
Physical pain is a significant problem for many older adults, and as many as 83% of nursing home residents reportedly have pain. Unrelieved pain has consequences for elderly individuals' physical and mental health, rehabilitation, and quality of life. Evidence suggests, however, that pain is underdetected and poorly managed among older adults. This may be due, in part, to lack of congruence between patients' and caregivers' perceptions of pain. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate… CONTINUE READING

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