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Establishing a Research Agenda on Mobile Health Technologies and Later-Life Pain Using an Evidence-Based Consensus Workshop Approach

The health of aging populations in developed countries has not kept pace with improvements in life expectancy.9 Many older adults spend their final years coping with and managing multiple chronic conditions, many of which have pain as a primary symptom.17,29 Later-life pain is associated with substantial disability and suffering.17,29 Given the rapid increase in the number of aging adults living with chronic conditions and pain, rising healthcare costs, and shortage of caregivers to help care for affected individuals, experts have asked whether emerging technologies, in particular mobile health (mHealth) devices, can help to address these important and related challenges.

Establishing a Research Agenda on Mobile Health Technologies and Later-Life Pain Using an Evidence-Based Consensus Workshop Approach

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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