The Rotterdam Elderly Pain Observation Scale (REPOS) is reliable and valid for non-communicative end-of-life patients.
- Anniek D Masman,
- Monique van Dijk,
- Joost van Rosmalen,
- Frans P M Baar,
- Dick Tibboel,
- Anneke A Boerlage
BMC Palliat Care 2018 Feb 21;17(1):34. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
Pain Expertise Centre, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, P.O. Box: Postbus 2060, 3000, CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Background: In palliative care, administration of opioids is often indispensable for pain treatment. Pain assessment may help recognize pain and guide treatment in non-communicative patients. In the Netherlands the Rotterdam Elderly Pain Observation Scale (REPOS) is recommended to this aim, but not yet validated. Read More