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2020 Conference Session: Toward a New Pain Assessment Paradigm: Measuring Pain during Movement

Pain with movement is a significant problem in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain, such as osteoarthritis. However, pain assessments often do not account for the variation in pain that occurs during movement in contrast to at rest. Furthermore, the new Joint Commission requirements state to consider the impact of pain on function. The presenters will offer new insight into (1) research-based evidence on movement-evoked pain and function in racially diverse older adults, (2) self-report tools to facilitate pain assessment that emphasizes interference with function, and (3) practical strategies for nurses to re-tool their pain assessment approach.