Characteristics associated with pain in long-term care residents with dementia

Christianna S. Williams, Sheryl Zimmerman, Philip D. Sloane, Peter S. Reed

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Abstract

This article describes the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of pain, as well as characteristics associated with pain, in 331 residents with dementia in 45 assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Overall, 21% of residents had pain, and pain was more commonly reported in for-profit facilities, and for those receiving professional assessment and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume45
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 1
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Discomfort
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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    Williams, C. S., Zimmerman, S., Sloane, P. D., & Reed, P. S. (2005). Characteristics associated with pain in long-term care residents with dementia. Gerontologist, 45(SPEC. ISS. 1), 68-73.