Pain : the views of elderly people living in long term residential care settings

Yates, Patsy, Dewar, Anne M., & Fentiman, Belinda J. (1995) Pain : the views of elderly people living in long term residential care settings. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21(4), pp. 667-674.

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Abstract

While an individual's beliefs and attitudes have long been considered important factors in how people respond to pain, few studies have attempted to provide in-depth descriptions of the nature of such pain beliefs and attitudes The aim of this research was to investigate the views of pain and pain management practices held by elderly people living in long-term residential care settings Ten 60–90 minute focus group interviews, each involving around five elderly people, were conducted in four large, long-term residential care settings in Brisbane, Australia Categories of beliefs and attitudes regarding pain were identified following analysis of the verbatim transcripts of these interviews Findings suggest that many elderly people living in long-term residential care settings may have become resigned to pain, that they are ambivalent about the benefit of any action for their pain and that they may be reluctant to express their pain Implications of these beliefs and attitudes are discussed

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ID Code: 61876
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.21040667.x
ISSN: 0309-2402
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2013 22:59
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 21:12

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