Identification of strategies used to cope with chronic pain in older persons receiving primary care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hospitals, Veterans
  • Pain Management
  • Primary Health Care
  • Self Care

abstract

  • Older primary care patients use a broad variety of coping strategies to cope with chronic pain. Studies are needed to confirm these findings in other older populations and to characterize the longitudinal effects of the coping strategies. Given the finding that the perceived effectiveness of most coping strategies was modest, efforts to increase their effectiveness in older persons are indicated.

publication date

  • June 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52263.x

PubMed ID

  • 15161460

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 950

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 52

number

  • 6