Silver Book Fact

Arthritis is the most common painful condition reported in U.S. nursing home residents.

Ferrell B, Ferrell B, Rivera L. Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Patients. J Pain & Symptom Manage. 1995; 10(8): 591-8. http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/0885-3924(95)00121-2/abstract

Reference

Title
Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Patients
Publication
J Pain & Symptom Manage
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Ferrell B, Ferrell B, Rivera L
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 8
Pages
591-8
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.  
  • Among adults age 65 and older who reported low back pain, more than 1/2 had a limitation in their daily activities–compared with 27% without recent low back pain.  
  • An estimated 80% of surgical patients report post-operative pain. Around 10% to 50% of those patients develop persistent pain, and for 2% to 10% of them the persistent pain…  
  • At least 36 million Americans miss work each year due to pain.  
  • 71% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids for their pain have seen a health care professional in the past month. 1 in 4 have seen a health care…