Pain treatment in elderly persons with and without dementia: a population-based study of institutionalized and home-dwelling elderly.

@article{Haasum2011PainTI,
  title={Pain treatment in elderly persons with and without dementia: a population-based study of institutionalized and home-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Ylva Haasum and Johan Fastbom and Laura Fratiglioni and Ingemar K{\aa}reholt and Kristina Johnell},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={283-93}
}
BACKGROUND Several previous studies have reported an undertreatment of pain in elderly persons with dementia. It has also been suggested that persons with dementia may be at risk for inappropriate treatment of pain with psychotropics. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate if persons with dementia are as likely as persons without dementia to receive pharmacological pain treatment, after taking into account residential setting and pain-related disorders. We also aimed to… CONTINUE READING

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