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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149956
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pain in the Elderly with Cognitive Impairment
Abstract:
Pain in the Elderly with Cognitive Impairment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Woo, Kevin, BScN, MSc, ACNP
P.I. Institution Name:Mount Sinai Hospital
Title:Screening for dementia, delirium, and depression in the older adults: the 3D project
Increasing evidence suggests that pain is one of the most common problems among the elderly population. Despite the high prevalence of pain, older persons consistently receive fewer pain medications. It is evident that a large proportion of older persons are suffering from pain do not receive adequate treatment. As cognitive impairment progresses, individuals lose their ability to communicate and describe their needs effectively and are dependent on health care providers to evaluate their needs. The growing population of older persons presents a challenge to nurses in the provision of quality care for older persons to ensure that their pain issues are addressed appropriately. Persistent pain has been shown to be associated with negative mood, decreased activities of daily living, sleep disturbance, and social withdrawal in the elderly population. Pain among older persons with cognitive impairment has also been associated with agitation and aggressive behaviors. The purpose of this presentation is to address the complexity of pain in the elderly population. A concept analysis approach is used to identify the key attributes, antecedants, and consequence of pain in this population. Prelimary research findings will be presented to discuss how people with dementia expressed pain verbally and behaviourally. A management and treatment protocol is proposed based on the available evidence.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePain in the Elderly with Cognitive Impairmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149956-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pain in the Elderly with Cognitive Impairment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Woo, Kevin, BScN, MSc, ACNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mount Sinai Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Screening for dementia, delirium, and depression in the older adults: the 3D project</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kwoo@mtsinai.on.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Increasing evidence suggests that pain is one of the most common problems among the elderly population. Despite the high prevalence of pain, older persons consistently receive fewer pain medications. It is evident that a large proportion of older persons are suffering from pain do not receive adequate treatment. As cognitive impairment progresses, individuals lose their ability to communicate and describe their needs effectively and are dependent on health care providers to evaluate their needs. The growing population of older persons presents a challenge to nurses in the provision of quality care for older persons to ensure that their pain issues are addressed appropriately. Persistent pain has been shown to be associated with negative mood, decreased activities of daily living, sleep disturbance, and social withdrawal in the elderly population. Pain among older persons with cognitive impairment has also been associated with agitation and aggressive behaviors. The purpose of this presentation is to address the complexity of pain in the elderly population. A concept analysis approach is used to identify the key attributes, antecedants, and consequence of pain in this population. Prelimary research findings will be presented to discuss how people with dementia expressed pain verbally and behaviourally. A management and treatment protocol is proposed based on the available evidence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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