Which clinical diagnostic tools are most effective for assessing opioid-dependent women with the menopause?

Solomon, David (2016) Which clinical diagnostic tools are most effective for assessing opioid-dependent women with the menopause? Primary Health Care, 26 (1). pp. 34-40. ISSN 2047-900X

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Abstract

Opioid addiction and the menopause share similar signs and symptoms, which may confuse a diagnosis, impairing treatment options. The menopause is diagnosed commonly in middle-aged women by testing blood and urine. Opioid dependence is diagnosed using urine analysis, assessment and diagnostic tools. A misdiagnosis may result in unwanted symptomatology and chronic disease. Nurses need to develop a better understanding of how best to use clinical assessment tools to assess women who are opioid-dependent and experiencing the menopause.A combined assessment strategy should encourage nurses to identify a correct diagnosis and source of treatment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: diagnostic tools, opioid dependent, menopause, clinical assessment, clinical diagnostic tools, hormone replacement therapy, urine analysis
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: David Solomon
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 15:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:00
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701132

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