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There is no consensus on the definition of coping with chronic pain in older adults. The lack of a definition affects communication in interdisciplinary care, limits assessments of coping in clinical practice, and influences the development of knowledge on the subject. The aim of this paper is to report on a concept analysis of coping with chronic pain in older adults and to construct a definition of the concept.
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Name: Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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Analysis of word concepts by the association of polar adjectives, e.g., good-bad, with the concept, father. The adjectives are usually scaled in 7 steps. The subject's placement of the concept on the adjectival scale indicates the connotative meaning of the concept.
Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.
Nutritional physiology of adults aged 65 years of age and older.
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