- Words: 1236
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: Medicine
- Paper #: 53010432
Sometimes, studies show that elderly patients are perceived not to be in pain because they do not complain about pain, or that the perceive it differently than younger people. In both receptive and non-receptive patients, one can observe facial tics and/or grimaces, blood pressure (elevated blood pressure sometimes indicates more pain), body temperature, and even mobility.
For the functional patient, assessment can be done by observation of body movement, gait,