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

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posted on 2023-08-30, 14:31 authored by David Solomon
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.

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Refereed

  • Yes

Volume

26

Issue number

1

Page range

34-40

Publication title

Primary Health Care

ISSN

2047-900X

Publisher

RCN Publishing

File version

  • Accepted version

Language

  • eng

Legacy posted date

2016-12-09

Legacy creation date

2016-11-14

Legacy Faculty/School/Department

ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)

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