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Experience of pain and analgesic use by Australian women: What do older women say?


The aim of this project is to explore the written responses provided by older women in the Australian Longitudinal study with reference to their use of pain relief medications, including opioids. Analgesics, often used in the treatment of pain, can be associated with troubling side effects. This sub study explores what women say about pain medication and opioid use. The comments made by women may provide some important clues about their perceptions of pain medication and opioid use and the context for use within the lives of the women.