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The management of pain in older people
Veal, F and Ng, K, The management of pain in older people, Features and Assessments of Pain, Anaesthesia, and Analgesia, Elsevier Ltd., R Rajendram, VR Preedy, VP Patel and CR Martin (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 27-35. ISBN 9780128189887 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]
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Pain is common throughout life, with virtually everyone experiencing at least one episode of acute pain. However, the prevalence of chronic or persistent pain is less common, with about 20% of the world’s population living with chronic pain (Dahlhamer et al., 2016). The prevalence of chronic pain increases up to the age of 85 years, after which it begins to decline (Fayaz, Croft, Langford, Donaldson, & Jones, 2016; Meana, Cho, & DesMeules, 2004; Schofield, 2018). Up to 40% of older people (aged 65 years or older) experience chronic pain, and up to 80% of aged care facility residents experience persistent pain (Gibson, 2007; Schofield et al., 2019).
|Item Type:||Research Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||older people, chronic pain, management, analgesics, assessment, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pain perception|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences|
|Research Field:||Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Human pain management|
|UTAS Author:||Veal, F (Dr Felicity Veal)|
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