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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153699
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Evaluation of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Minority Older Adults
Abstract:
The Evaluation of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Minority Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Taylor, Laurie
P.I. Institution Name:State University of West Georgia
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Cynthia D. Epps, Keela Herr
The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of selected pain intensity scales as methods of assessing pain in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired minority elders. Additionally, minority older adults' perceptions of pain were investigated. <P> The specific objectives of this study are to determine: 1. if cognitively intact and cognitively impaired minority elders are capable of using various pain intensity measures to rate their pain, 2. if failure to use a tool is associated with age, race, or cognitive status, 3. the association between the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R),the Verbal Descriptor Scale (VDS),the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS),and the Pain Thermometer(PT)when used to rate current pain and a vividly remembered pain, 4. the reliability of responses on all instruments when rating a vividly remembered pain, 5. tool preference among the elderly population, and 6. the pain experience as reported by minority older adults.<P> A convenience sample of 50 or more minority subjects aged 60 and older will be recruited. <P> Data Analysis (Data analysis is in process)<P> Capacity to use tools: Ability to use the tools will be identified by analyzing data using descriptive statistics. <P> Tool failure: Chi square analysis will be used to determine the association between failure to use a particular tool and variables such as age, gender, cognitive status, etc.<P> Concurrent validity: Associations among the tools will be determined using correlational analyses. <P> Test-retest reliability: At a two week interval, subjects will be asked to again rate the vividly remembered pain using the scales. Associations between time one and time two will be determined using correlational analyses.<P> Tool Preference: Tool preference of elders will be determined by using descriptive statistics including chi square analyses.<P> Qualitative Analysis.A content analysis will be conducted on the qualitative data.Themes will be identified based on the content analysis.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Evaluation of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Minority Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153699-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Evaluation of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Minority Older Adults</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-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Taylor, Laurie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of West Georgia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ltaylor@westga.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cynthia D. Epps, Keela Herr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of selected pain intensity scales as methods of assessing pain in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired minority elders. Additionally, minority older adults' perceptions of pain were investigated. &lt;P&gt; The specific objectives of this study are to determine: 1. if cognitively intact and cognitively impaired minority elders are capable of using various pain intensity measures to rate their pain, 2. if failure to use a tool is associated with age, race, or cognitive status, 3. the association between the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R),the Verbal Descriptor Scale (VDS),the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS),and the Pain Thermometer(PT)when used to rate current pain and a vividly remembered pain, 4. the reliability of responses on all instruments when rating a vividly remembered pain, 5. tool preference among the elderly population, and 6. the pain experience as reported by minority older adults.&lt;P&gt; A convenience sample of 50 or more minority subjects aged 60 and older will be recruited. &lt;P&gt; Data Analysis (Data analysis is in process)&lt;P&gt; Capacity to use tools: Ability to use the tools will be identified by analyzing data using descriptive statistics. &lt;P&gt; Tool failure: Chi square analysis will be used to determine the association between failure to use a particular tool and variables such as age, gender, cognitive status, etc.&lt;P&gt; Concurrent validity: Associations among the tools will be determined using correlational analyses. &lt;P&gt; Test-retest reliability: At a two week interval, subjects will be asked to again rate the vividly remembered pain using the scales. Associations between time one and time two will be determined using correlational analyses.&lt;P&gt; Tool Preference: Tool preference of elders will be determined by using descriptive statistics including chi square analyses.&lt;P&gt; Qualitative Analysis.A content analysis will be conducted on the qualitative data.Themes will be identified based on the content analysis.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:27:11Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:27:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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