Perceived Health Status of Elders Treated with Opioid Therapy for Persistent Nonmalignant Pain

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308280
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Health Status of Elders Treated with Opioid Therapy for Persistent Nonmalignant Pain
Author(s):
Simons, Leslie E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Leslie E. Simons, RN, BSN, MS, simonsxl@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Background/Significance: The percentage of Americans 65 years and older is considered the fastest growing portion of the United States population and by 2030 the number of U.S. adults aged 65 years or older will more than double to approximately 71 million (CDC, 2009).  It is estimated that approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 50% have at  least two.  These chronic conditions are often associated with persistent pain and impaired functional status.  Unmanaged persistent pain in elders is associated with adverse health outcomes and greater healthcare costs.  Currrent pain management guidelines recommend opioid therapy for elders with functional impairment or decreased quality of life.  Although treatment with opioids in this subgroup has been shown to decrease pain intensity and improve quality of life, opioids are rarely prescribed by providers.

Aim:  To explore the percieved health status of elders with persistent nonmalignant pain treated with opioids.

Methods: This exploratory descriptive correlational study recruited a purposive sample of thirty elderly men and women aged 65-84, who were receiving care from a community based pain management office in the mid-Michigan area.  Participants were English speaking, living independently, and receiving treatment for persistent nonmalignant pain with opioids for at least six months.  Potential volunteers were excluded if they had a current cancer diagnosis or evidence of moderate cognitive impairment defined as a score of less than five on the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire.  A semistructured interview was used for data collection and included sociodemographic data, assessment of cognitive status, pain intensity, depression, functional status, and perceived health (using the Short Form 12).

Keywords:
opioids; nonmalignant pain; elderly
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived Health Status of Elders Treated with Opioid Therapy for Persistent Nonmalignant Painen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimons, Leslie E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsLeslie E. Simons, RN, BSN, MS, simonsxl@sbcglobal.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308280-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Background/Significance: The percentage of Americans 65 years and older is considered the fastest growing portion of the United States population and by 2030 the number of U.S. adults aged 65 years or older will more than double to approximately 71 million (CDC, 2009).  It is estimated that approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 50% have at  least two.  These chronic conditions are often associated with persistent pain and impaired functional status.  Unmanaged persistent pain in elders is associated with adverse health outcomes and greater healthcare costs.  Currrent pain management guidelines recommend opioid therapy for elders with functional impairment or decreased quality of life.  Although treatment with opioids in this subgroup has been shown to decrease pain intensity and improve quality of life, opioids are rarely prescribed by providers. <p>Aim:  To explore the percieved health status of elders with persistent nonmalignant pain treated with opioids. <p>Methods: This exploratory descriptive correlational study recruited a purposive sample of thirty elderly men and women aged 65-84, who were receiving care from a community based pain management office in the mid-Michigan area.  Participants were English speaking, living independently, and receiving treatment for persistent nonmalignant pain with opioids for at least six months.  Potential volunteers were excluded if they had a current cancer diagnosis or evidence of moderate cognitive impairment defined as a score of less than five on the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire.  A semistructured interview was used for data collection and included sociodemographic data, assessment of cognitive status, pain intensity, depression, functional status, and perceived health (using the Short Form 12).en_GB
dc.subjectopioidsen_GB
dc.subjectnonmalignant painen_GB
dc.subjectelderlyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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