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The epidemiology of pain

Elaine Thomas, Kate Dunn and Clare Jinks

in Pain in Older People

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199212613
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606924 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199212613.003.0001

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library Series Opml P

The epidemiology of pain

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• Pain is common in older adults and has a substantial multifaceted impact on both the individual and society. • The majority of older adults experiencing pain do not seek the advice of health care professionals. • There is a paucity of studies based solely in older adults. • With the continued and projected growth of the aged population, pain and its effect on functioning and health care-seeking behaviour in older adults will become an even greater concern.

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Subjects: Geriatric Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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