Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Enhancing Geriatric Pain Care with Contextual Patient Generated Profiles
Principal Investigator:

Jorie Butler

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $273,894
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Pain is not an inevitable or normal part of aging. However, chronic pain for geriatric patients is widespread, occurring in approximately 50% of community dwelling adults age 65 or over. Ineffectively treated chronic pain patients are at risk for poorer quality of life and functional decline. Risk for addiction to opioids prescribed for pain are increasingly recognized for geriatric pain patients. Evidence suggests that pain in geriatrics patients is common, challenging to assess, an...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.