Pain, an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, is a frequent complaint in community-dwelling elderly persons, with an even higher prevalence in elderly nursing home residents. An individual's self-report of pain is the most accurate and reliable evidence of its existence, as there are no objective biomarkers. In this CME article, Dr. Chopra discusses the prevalence of pain, the pathophysiologic classes of pain and common causes of each, the assessment of pain, and treatment options for the older patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology