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Pain and agitation in the demented long term care resident

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dc.contributor.advisor Hagen, Bradley
dc.contributor.author Zieber, Colin George
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-12T20:01:02Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-12T20:01:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/210
dc.description xv, 116 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study involved 58 persons with dementia living in three rural Canadian long-term care (LTC) facilities. In an attempt to find the relationship between these person's possible pain and levels of agitation, data on five proxy indicators of pain were collected and correlated with scores from the Pittsburgh Agitation Scale (PAS). Results indicated that three of the resident pain measures were significantly correlated with PAS scores. In particular, the palliative consultant pain ratings and the DS-DAT were strongly correlated with total PAS scores, and the five PAS sub-factors. Importantly, the PAS sub-factor of resistance to care was strongly correlated with three of the pain variables. Major study implications include the need for increased use of palliative pain consultants in LTC, and the need for nursing staff to realize that when demented residents resist care, it may be a potential clue that the resident is experiencing untreated pain. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2003 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dementia patients -- Long term care en
dc.subject Dementia -- Complications en
dc.subject Agitation (Psychology) en
dc.subject Pain -- Nursing en
dc.subject Dementia -- Nursing en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Pain and agitation in the demented long term care resident en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences

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