An Iceberg Phenomenon in Dementia: Pain


Agit A., BALCI C. , DOĞU B. B. , Cankurtaran E., KUYUMCU M. E. , HALİL M. G. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY, cilt.31, ss.186-193, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0891988718785765
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.186-193

Özet

Background: Pain is one of the most frequent symptoms in older adults. It severely impairs quality of life, increases delirium risk, and may lead to progression of dementia. Assessment of pain performed by taking anamnesis from the patient is not reliable in patients with dementia due to cooperation and communication problems. The aim of this study was to assess pain and its consequences in patients with dementia.