Explaining of chronic pain management process in older people: A grounded theory Study
Medical - Surgical Nursing Journal: January 31, 2016, 4 (4); e68076
February 16, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
February 27, 2018
November 02, 2015
H , Zagheri Tafreshi
M , Zayeri
F , Alipour
V , Shirazi
M . Explaining of chronic pain management process in older people: A grounded theory Study,
Med Surg Nurs J.
Background: With regard to the multi-dimensional and complex nature of chronic pain management process in the elderly, the identifying of its various aspects is essential for proper management of this type of pain. The current study aimed to explain the chronic pain management process in the elderly.
Methods: This study was conducted based on grounded theory approach in health care centers of Ahwaz in 2013-2014. Participants including 62 persons consisted of 30 elderly people who were confirmed about the lack of cognitive disorders through using I.V.A.M.T.S , 3 persons of their relatives and 29 persons of health care providers. Data collection was done through using semi-structured interview, observation and field note. Data analysis was performed based on Strauss and Corbin’s method of analysis.
Results: Data analysis showed that the “comprehensive support” is considered as an important and facilitating factor in the process of chronic pain management in the elderly which consists of four sub-categories as “being with family”, “team work”, “targeted treatment” and “social support”.
Conclusion: Chronic pain Management in the elderly will not be achieved without helping of effective supportive resources. . Making appropriate decisions can be effective in order to identifying and gaining support from these sources for effective management of pain.
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