Cowdell, F., 2009. Care and management of pruritus in older people. Nursing Older People, 21 (7), pp. 35-41.
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Pruritus is one of the most common skin conditions in older people. People may develop pruritus for many reasons but often it is not possible to diagnose the cause. Pruritus can cause physical and psychological suffering, affecting quality of life. The persistent itch leads to scratching which is a that to skin integrity. It can also disrupt sleep and affect relationships. Pruritus should be treated actively, It is essential that people with pruritus receive a holistic assessment and that treatment plans are negotiated to maximise concordance and thus effective outcomes.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Dermatology; older people; skin and skin disorders|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Wellbeing and Quality of Life|
|Deposited By:||Dr Fiona Cowdell LEFT|
|Deposited On:||05 Feb 2010 17:15|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:20|
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