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    Abbey Pain Scale for Dementia Patients

    Assesses pain in patients with advanced dementia.
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    Patients with severe dementia and potentially in pain.

    The Abbey Pain Scale is a standardized pain assessment tool developed for use in demented nonverbal patients.

    Pain assessment is difficult in the dementia population, a group believed to be under-treated for pain. A standardized tool may help improve management.

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    Ms. Jennifer Abbey

    About the Creator

    Jennifer Abbey, RN, PhD is a professor of nursing, specializing in aged care at the School of Nursing of Queensland University of Technology and The Prince Charles Hospital Health Service District. She was formerly the director of the Dementia Collaborative Research and Training Centre for Consumers, Carers and Social Research as well as the Deputy Director of the Eastern Australia Dementia Training and Study Centre.

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