Prevalence and treatment of pain in older adults in nursing homes and other long-term care institutions: a systematic review.


BACKGROUND The high prevalence of pain in older adults and its impact in this age group make it a public health issue, yet few studies of pain relief focus on older adults. Residents of long-term care facilities have more cognitive impairment than their community-living counterparts and may have difficulty reporting the presence and severity of pain. This… (More)


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