Enhancing Geriatric Pain Care

This project is focused on Veteran patients 65 and older with chronic pain. In this project, the investigators will understand the impact of a contextual patient generated data (PGD). Contextual PGD are data about what i...
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Pain Scores in Geriatric vs Nongeriatric Patients with Rib Fractures

This research study compares the self-reported pain levels of geriatric vs nongeriatric patients with rib fractures. Full story . 

Combination Therapy of Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Mindfulness-Based Meditation for Self-Management of Clinical Pain and Symptoms in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of active transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) paired with active mindfulness-based meditation (MBM) on clinical pain,osteo arthritis (OA)-related clinical ...
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Improving Osteoarthritis Care by Digital Means - Effects of a Digital Self-Management Program after 24- or 48-Weeks of Treatment.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is highly prevalent in older adults and a growing cause of disability. Easily accessible first-line treatment of OA is increasingly important. Digital self-management programs have in recent years bec...
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Can Pain Management be Safely Optimized in Older Adults?

Managing chronic pain is a challenging task. Older adults (OAs) (>65 years) are the fastest growing segment of our population, and are substantially affected by chronic pain of various etiologies. Read the abstract .&...
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Quality Improvement in Dementia Care

The Dementia Management Quality Measurement Set was first developed and released in 2013 by the PCPI Foundation. Developed by an appointed multistakeholder technical expert panel (TEP), the 2013 Measurement Set was suppo...
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T'ai Chi for Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Feasibility Trial

T'ai chi (TC) has been found effective for improving chronic low back pain. However, such studies did not include adults over 65 years of age. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of TC in this population compared with Health Education and with Usual Care.

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A Systematic Review of the Evidence for the Efficacy of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

The ageing global population and concomitant increase in the use of opioid analgesia have highlighted the need to evaluate the effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain in older people.

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Evaluation and Treatment Patterns of New Low Back Pain Episodes for Elderly Adults in the United States, 2011–2014

New low back pain (LBP) is a common outpatient complaint. Little is known about how care is delivered over the course of a year to patients who develop new LBP and whether such care patterns are guideline-concordant.

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