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Hinder och möjligheter för att lindra smärta hos äldre personer - en empirisk studie Obstacles and opportunities in dealing with pain management amongst older people - an empirical study
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

BACKGROUND: There is a high incidence of pain amongst older people. Several studies have shown that between 50 to 80 % of older people, who require domestic care or live in care homes, suffer from pain. Despite this many older people are under treated. AIM: The aim of

this study was to explore what care providers perceive to be obstacles and opportunities of managing pain in older people. METHOD: A qualitative approach was used and the date was semi-structured interviews with open-ended questions. In all, there were 41 participants in the study; 23 auxiliary nurses, 13 registered nurses, 5 physiotherapists/occupational therapists. RESULT: The analyses resulted in a structure of obstacles and opportunities in dealing with pain management amongst old people. The structure include; the care providers, the elderly person, the organization and various treatment methods. CONCLUSION: To achieve alleviation of pain among older people a holistic approach based on a structure of four elements is suggested.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-4286Local ID: oai:eprints.bibl.hkr.se.oai2:1714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-4286DiVA, id: diva2:230746
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Medicine
Available from: 2007-06-01 Created: 2007-06-01 Last updated: 2007-08-29

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