Gerontology from Milwaukee to Jordan

Meet Mohammad Rababa

“I’m interested in pain management in people with dementia because this pain is underestimated by healthcare providers,” Rababa explains. “It’s very difficult to assess and measure pain in people with dementia. The majority of measurement tools that have been developed are unidimensional and ignore the spiritual aspect of pain, or the psychosocial aspect. I’m looking for a multidimensional measurement that combines the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of pain.”

Mohammad Rababa found the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee through a professor’s recommendation at his home university in Jordan. As a second year PhD student in Nursing, he’s been working closely with Dr. Christine Kovach, on future research focused on pain management in people with dementia.  Read more of Mohammad’s story online at the Center of Aging and Translational Research.

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