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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Purpose : Behavioural pain assessment in cognitively impaired patients.

Admin time :  x min. : variable

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 : Association Doloplus access

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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