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Development of a pain assessment tool for the older adults in Korea: The validity and reliability of a Korean version of the geriatric pain measure (GPM-K)

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Authors
Park, JinHo; Cho, BeLong; Paek, Yujin; Yoo, SangHo; Kwon, HyukTae
Issue Date
2009-10
Publisher
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Citation
ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS; Vol.49 2; 199-203
Keywords
Chronic painValidity of geriatric pain measureReliability of geriatric pain measureOlder adultsPain assessment
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to develop the GPM-K and test the validity and reliability of it. GPM-K is a multidimensional pain assessment instrument for older adults. One hundred twenty-one community-dwelling old adults aged 65 and older who expressed chronic pain were included. They completed GPM-K. The Korean version of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI-K), Korean Mini-Mental State Examination (K-MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form Korean version (GDSSF-K), Pain Management Index (PMI), and Elderly Life Stress Index (ELSI) were used to further validate the GPM-K. A standardized Cronbach`s alpha was 0.92, and average inter-item correlation was 0.32. Of those, who repeated the GPM-K within 2-4 weeks (n = 32), Pearson`s r correlation of test-retest reliability was statistically significant (r = 0.640). Correlation coefficient was highly significant between the GPM-K and mean pain severity of the BPI-K (r = 0.726, p < 0.001), and between the GPM-K and mean pain interference of the BPI-K (r = 0.698, p < 0.001), as well. The GPM-K was correlated with the GDSSF-K (r = 0.256), the ELSI (r = 0.312) and the PMI (r = -0.509). The GPM-K is a valid and useful instrument to assess pain and its related factors for the Korean older adults. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0167-4943
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/76196
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2008.07.010
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