alexa Pain Assessment: A Relevant Concern to Increase Quality of Life in People with Intellectual Disabilities
ISSN: 2329-9126

Journal of General Practice
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Pain Assessment: A Relevant Concern to Increase Quality of Life in People with Intellectual Disabilities

Marc Zabalia*
Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, PALM 4649, France, Université de Caen Normandie, UFR de, Psychologie, France
Corresponding Author : Marc Zabalia
Normandie Univ, UNICAEN
PALM 4649, France, Université de Caen Normandie
UFR de, Psychologie, Esplanade de la Paix
CS 14032, F-14032 Caen cedex 5, France
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Rec date: Oct 22, 2015, Acc date: Feb 08, 2016, Pub date: Feb 15, 2016
Citation: Zabalia M (2016) Pain Assessment: A Relevant Concern to Increase Quality of Life in People with Intellectual Disabilities. J Gen Practice 4:231. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000231
Copyright: © 2016 Zabalia M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Background: Pain is a serious concern in people with intellectual disabilities. They may experience many painful situations because of the lack of management of common medical problems, because of their disability-related health state and because of age-related illnesses. Literature findings: Validated tools are now available to assess pain with accuracy. People with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities are able to understand pain and they know coping strategies. Most treatments of pain relief, including psychological methods are appropriate. Conclusion: There is still room for development in clinical training and to change attitudes to improve pain management in this population.

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