Pain in the oldest-old during hospitalization and up to one year later. HELP Investigators. Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project.

@article{Desbiens1997PainIT,
  title={Pain in the oldest-old during hospitalization and up to one year later. HELP Investigators. Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project.},
  author={Norman A. Desbiens and Nancy J Mueller-Rizner and Alfred F. Connors and Mary Beth Hamel and Neil S Wenger},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1167-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the pain experience of very old hospitalized patients during and up to 1 year after hospitalization. To understand the relationship of level of pain to demographic, psychological, and illness-related variables. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Four teaching hospitals. PARTICIPANTS 1266 patients at least 80 years of age in the Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project (HELP). MEASUREMENTS Pain interviews during hospitalization and 2 and 6 months later… CONTINUE READING

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