An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper represents an expert-based consensus statement on pain assessment among older adults. It is intended to provide recommendations that will be useful for both researchers and clinicians. Contributors were identified based on literature prominence and with the aim of achieving a broad representation of disciplines. Recommendations are provided regarding the physical examination and the assessment of pain using self-report and observational methods (suitable for seniors with dementia). In addition, recommendations are provided regarding the assessment of the physical and emotional functioning of older adults experiencing pain. The literature underlying the consensus recommendations is reviewed. Multiple revisions led to final reviews of 2 complete drafts before consensus was reached.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hadjistavropoulos, T; Herr, K; Turk, DC; Fine, PG; Dworkin, RH; Helme, R; Jackson, K; Parmelee, PA; Rudy, TE; Lynn Beattie, B; Chibnall, JT; Craig, KD; Ferrell, B; Ferrell, B; Fillingim, RB; Gagliese, L; Gallagher, R; Gibson, SJ; Harrison, EL; Katz, B; Keefe, FJ; Lieber, SJ; Lussier, D; Schmader, KE; Tait, RC; Weiner, DK; Williams, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S1 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 17179836

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-8047

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31802be869


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States