Monroe TB, Misra SK, Habermann RC, Dietrich MS, Cowan RL, Simmons SF. Pain reports and pain medication treatment in nursing home residents with and without dementia. Geriatrics & gerontology international. 2014 Jul;14(14). 541-8. PMID: 24020433 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4850825 NIHMSID: NIHMS779938.
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if a diagnosis of dementia influenced pain self-reports and pain medication use in a group of verbally communicative nursing home (NH) residents.