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Titolo:
The epidemiology of pain in elderly people
Autore:
Helme, RD; Gibson, SJ;
Indirizzi:
Natl Ageing Res Inst, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Natl Ageing Res InstParkville Vic Australia 3052 le, Vic 3052, Australia Univ Melbourne, Dept Med, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Univ Melbourne Melbourne Vic Australia pt Med, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Titolo Testata:
CLINICS IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 417 -
SICI:
0749-0690(200108)17:3<417:TEOPIE>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EXERTIONAL MYOCARDIAL-ISCHEMIA; CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN; NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY; GENERAL-POPULATION; DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS; NATIONAL-HEALTH; ABDOMINAL-PAIN; OLDER PERSONS; THERMAL PAIN; NURSING-HOME;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
98
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Helme, RD Natl Ageing Res Inst, POB 31, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Natl Ageing Res Inst POB 31 Parkville Vic Australia 3052 stralia
Citazione:
R.D. Helme e S.J. Gibson, "The epidemiology of pain in elderly people", CLIN GERIAT, 17(3), 2001, pp. 417

Abstract

Acute pain probably occurs at much the same rate across all age groups. Onthe other hand, self-report of chronic pain seems to increase up to, but not beyond, the seventh decade of life. Chronic pain in older people is moreoften experienced in major joints, the back, legs and feet, whereas visceral pain and headache are reported less often. There is a divergence betweenan increasing load of pain-associated disease and a plateau of chronic pain complaint in old age that probably reflects impairment in the nociceptivefunction of the nervous system. However, the contribution of social, behavioral, cognitive, and affective dimensions of the pain experience to this divergence between disease and pain have not been fully evaluated. Most of the answers to these and other questions require longitudinal studies with pain as the predominant focus of attention rather than addressing the symptom of pain as an ancillary measure relevant to other aspects of aging.

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