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Smärtskattning hos dementa
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att belysa metoder som vårdpersonal kan använda sig av för att bedöma smärta hos personer med demens och vilka konsekvenser som detta medför. En litteraturstudie gjordes där 16 vetenskapliga artiklar analyserades. Resultatet visade att det finns smärtbedömningsinstrument tillgängliga som kan identifiera smärta hos personer med demens som inte själva verbalt kan beskriva sin smärta. Instrumenten innehöll beskrivningar av beteenden som kunde vara tecken på smärta. En del instrument innehöll förslag till interventioner som kunde utföras och utvärderas. Konsekvenser av användandet av ett smärtbedömningsinstrument visade signifikant minskade smärtbeteenden och ökade farmakologiska och ickefarmakologiska åtgärder.

Sammanfattningsvis finns det smärtbedömningsverktyg tillgängliga för att identifiera smärta hos personer med demens.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to illuminate methods healthcare workers can utilize assessing pain among persons with dementia and what consequences it would bring. A literature review was made by analyzing sixteen scientific articles. The result showed that there are pain assessment tools available to identify pain among persons with dementia, who cannot verbally describe their pain. The instruments contained descriptions of behaviours that could be signs of pain. Some of the instruments contained suggestions of interventions that could be performed and evaluated. Consequences of using a pain assessment tool showed significant decrease in discomfort and increased pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. In conclusion there are pain assessment tools available to identify pain among persons with dementia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
dementia, pain, pain assessment
Keywords [sv]
demens, smärta, smärtbedömning
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-385Archive number: SSKHk05/vt08nr16OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-385DiVA, id: diva2:119942
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