Table 1

Frequencies of indications for the use of the REPOS

Patients unable to self-report pain intensity total)88 (100%)
Due to aphasia41 (46.6%)
Due to confusion/delirium15 (17.0%)
 Due to language barrier14 (15.9%)
 Due to a combination18 (20.5%)
  Aphasia and confusion6 (6.8%)
  Aphasia and language barrier6 (6.8%)
  Confusion and language barrier5 (5.7%)
  Aphasia, confusion and language barrier1 (1.1%)
Duration of communication disorder (days)3.5 (1.0–35.0)
REPOS measurements required (per patient)4 (1–35)
  • REPOS, Rotterdam Elderly Pain Observation Scale.