2018, Cilt 5, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 260-267
Pain and Its Management in Geriatric Patients Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma
1Gaziantep Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
2Girne Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Girne, KKTC
Keywords: Geriatrics, multiple myeloma, pain management

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant disease of plasma cells and the most common type of cancer a mong hematological cancers, and is also known as advanced age disease. Patients diagnosed with MM usually apply to the health institution due to pain regardless of their age group. The studies have shown that the most common symptom experienced by patients with MM other than geriatric individuals is pain. It is reported that the pain experienced especially by the geriatric cancer patients affect their activities of daily life and anxiety levels negatively and the anxiety level increases and the quality of life impairs with increasing pain level. When all of these are taken into account, it is extremely important to manage this symptom well in patients who are diagnosed with cancer. However, despite the improvements in cancer treatment and care in recent years, effective pain management continues to be a problem especially in geriatric patients with MM as in all cancer patients. Therefore, pain management in geriatric patients diagnosed with MM will be examined in this study.