Tools for assessing chronic pain in rural elderly women

Home Healthc Nurse. 1997 Mar;15(3):207-11. doi: 10.1097/00004045-199703000-00009.


Assessing chronic pain in rural elderly women is critical in providing pain relief in home care patients. Findings from this study identified the Pain Thermometer as the best indicator of pain in rural elderly women. In addition, the Pain Thermometer is easy for the home health nurse to use with elderly women experiencing pain.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Community Health Nursing*
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Home Care Services*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pain / diagnosis*
  • Pain / nursing*
  • Pain Measurement*
  • Rural Health*