Overview of pain management in older persons.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2008 May;24(2):185-201, v
Authors: Deane G, Smith HS
The purpose of this article is to situate the social and demographic context of pain management in older adults. It summarizes representative literature on the age and sex composition of pain among older adults and considers sources of assessment bias that likely lead to the conflicting descriptions of prevalence. It also describes treatment options that are both available and acceptable to older adults.
PMID: 18387451 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]