Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Purpose : Assessment of pain where correct self-evaluation of the pain intensity experienced is no longer possible mild or moderate cognitive impairment (often as a result of dementia or degenerative diseases).
Admin time : 10 min
User Friendly : High
Administered by : GP or nurse
Content : A Doloplus-2 assessment is performed by a proxy-rater who observes the subject and evaluates the presence of ten pain-related behaviours from 0 to 3 – representing increasing presence of the behaviour in three sections : Somatic Reactions, Psychomotor Reactions, Psychosocial Reactions (Holen JC, 2005).
A cut-off score of 5 out of 30, represents possible pain being present
Author : Bernard Wary, France 1992, and validated as the DOLOPLUS-2 scale in 1999.
Copyright : free to use
This Tool is used in the Pain Assessment
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The Pain Assessment is one of 5 sub-domains of the Medical Assessment
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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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