Vitamin D supplementation has no major effect on pain or pain behavior in bedridden geriatric patients with advanced dementia.

@article{Bjrkman2008VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D supplementation has no major effect on pain or pain behavior in bedridden geriatric patients with advanced dementia.},
  author={Mikko P Bj{\"o}rkman and Antti J Sorva and Reijo Sakari Tilvis},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={316-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In a few, earlier, uncontrolled trials, alleviation of chronic pain has been documented by vitamin D supplementation. This randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial addressed the association between pain and vitamin D deficiency and the effects of vitamin D supplementation on pain in institutionalized aged patients. METHODS 216 long-term care patients were enrolled in Helsinki, Finland. Pain was assessed by three tools: Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI… CONTINUE READING

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