TITLE

Systematic pain management reduced agitation in nursing home residents with dementia

AUTHOR(S)
Hirsch, Calvin
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;11/15/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examined whether systematic use of analgesics reduce agitation in nursing home residents with moderate-to-severe dementia. Results showed that agitation and pain scores were lower in the pain management group compared with the usual care group at week 8. It is concluded that systematic use of analgesics in nursing home residents studied reduced agitation during treatment but not after treatment was stopped.
ACCESSION #
69859156

 

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