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Pain in patients with dementia
Project IdSGS11/LF/2019
Main solverMgr. Lucie LIBEŠOVÁ
Period1/2019 - 12/2019
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationPain assessment in patients with dementia is of utmost importance. Patients with signs of cognitive impairment are unable to verbalize the pain they experience. Very easily, the presence of pain can be overlooked, underestimated. Incorrectly diagnosed and untreated pain leads to a deterioration in the quality of life of the patient and puts more stress on the attending staff. Pain assessment in patients with dementia is very important. Untreated pain causes restlessness, behavioral disturbances, refusal to help with daytime activities, which can cause, for example, aggression in the individual. At the beginning of the pain recognition in people with dementia, it is necessary to carefully perceive non-verbal pain signals in various situations. Nowadays, there are many tools to evaluate pain in dementia patients. Regular assessment of pain and regular reassessment are an essential part of good pain management. Methodology: We chose two tools for our research. The MOBID2 (Movement-Observation-Behavior Intensity Dementia Pain Scale) and PAINAD (Pain Assessment in Advenced Dementi) will be used in the study of patients with moderate and severe dementia who are hospitalized in selected long-term care facilities in the Ústí nad Labem Region. Objectives: 1. To find out the psychometric properties of the MOBID2 scale, to evaluate pain in patients with severe dementia and to assess suitability for use in the Czech Republic. 2. Compare the pain assessment results for dementia patients between MOBID2 and the validated PAINAD scale. The MOBID 2 tool will be translated into the Czech language and validated. Result: Selection of an appropriate tool for quality assessment of pain in patients with dementia in clinical practice in the Czech Republic. Conclusion: The results of the research will help to diagnose pain in patients with dementia. This diagnosis will improve nursing care and improve the quality of life of a selected group of people.