Self-Reported Pain Interference and Analgesic Characteristics in Rural Older Adults.

Affiliation

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska; University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Pain impacts the lives of millions of community-dwelling older adults. An important characteristic of pain is "pain interference" which describes the influence of pain on function. A description of pain interference is limited in rural settings where the number of older adults is expected to increase, and health disparities exist.

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