This finding may reflect higher rates of disability and chronic conditions among persons aged 65 and over, which may potentially make people more likely to consider their end-of-life care preferences.
The remaining sections of this paper present the methods used by the authors to accomplish this task, the results, and lessons learned. Among residents with dementia and pain, nonwhite residents were more likely than white residents to lack appropriate pain management.
Other studies have documented cognitive impairment as a barrier in the detection and self-report of pain, with the underreporting likely resulting in undertreatment 10 — Hayslip and colleagues examined the effectiveness of educational interventions in altering tolerance for and behavioral intentions of elder abuse among college student young adults.
Pain is common among nursing home residents, and effective pain management has an impact on improving quality of life 12.
Conclusions: The new dataset is ready to support observational research on topics of clinical importance in the nursing home including patient-level prediction of falls. Copyright information All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.
In the second stage, residents were randomly selected from a list provided at the time of the interview of residents as of midnight the day before the survey.
These age and racial differences were larger in the home health care and nursing home populations than in the hospice care population. J Am Geriatr Soc 53 2 Journal of Rehabilitation, 74 441— Council of Ethical and Judicial Affairs.