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Journal Articles:

  1. Anne Corbett, Bettina Husebo, Marzia Malcangio, Amelia Staniland, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Dag Aarsland & Clive Ballard.  Assessment and treatment of pain in people with dementia.  Nature Reviews Neurology. 2012, volume 8, pages 264–274. Erratum in Nat Rev Neurol. 2013 Jul;9(7):358.
  2. van Kooten J, Smaburgge M, van der Wouden JC, Stek ML, Hertogh CMPM. Prevalence of pain in nursing home residents: the role of dementia stage and dementia subtypes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017;18:522–7.
  3. AGS Panel on Persistent Pain in Older Persons. (2002).  The Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50(S6), S205–S224
  4. Vu Bach T, Pan J, Kirstein A, Grief CJ, Grossman D. Use of methadone as an adjuvant medication to low-dose opioids for neuropathic pain in the frail elderly: A Case series. J Palliat Med. 2016;19:1351–5

 

 

Online Resources:

  1. CEP Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Tool  – https://cep.health/clinical-products/chronic-non-cancer-pain//
  2. HQO Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain –  https://www.hqontario.ca/Evidence-to-Improve-Care/Quality-Standards/View-all-Quality-Standards/Opioid-Prescribing-for-Chronic-Pain
  3. Geriatric Pain Assessment – https://geriatricpain.org/pain-assessment
  4. 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – http://www.cmaj.ca/content/suppl/2017/05/03/189.18.E659.DC1/170363-guide-1-at-updated.pdf
  5. Pain Numeric Rating Scale – https://www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/docs/PainNRS.pdf
  6. Verbal Descriptor Scale – https://geriatricpain.org/assessment/cognitively-intact/vds-pain-thermometer/verbal-descriptor-scale-pain-thermometer
  7. Visual Analogue Scale – http://img.medscape.com/article/742/580/VAS.pdf
  8. Brief Pain Inventory – http://npcrc.org/files/news/briefpain_short.pdf
  9. Geriatric Pain Measure – http://www.palliativecareswo.ca/docs/Geriatric%20Pain%20Measure%20GPM.pdf
  10. Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale – http://www.gpscbc.ca/sites/default/files/Edmonton%20Symptom%20Assessment%20Scale%20(ESAS-r)%20guidelines-3.pdf
  11. Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) Scale – http://bcbpsd.ca/docs/part-1/Final%20Provincial%20PAINAD%20Scale.pdf