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Title: Quality of life of the elderly people with chronic pain
Author: Dixe, Maria dos Anjos
Querido, Ana Isabel Fernandes
Keywords: Quality of life
Elderly people
Chronic pain
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2009
Abstract: Aims: To determine the prevalence of Chronic Pain in Elderly People, to evaluate health-related quality-of-life of the elderly experiencing pain; and determine predictive factors of their quality-of-life. Methodology: A Cross sectional co-relational study was conducted. The sample for this study was composed of 296 elderly people, to determine the pain prevalence and subsequently just 194 seniors remained part of the sample, because they were those who had chronic pain. The instrument of data collection was a structured interview composed of: socio-demographic, family, professional and clinical data and Short-Form Health Survey – SF-12 Main results: The prevalence of the chronic pain in the elderly people is 65,5% (164). Most reported having pain for ten years or more, it is a continuing pain, and it is felt in various places with moderate intensity; the quality of life of elderly people is bad in all dimensions. Have an occupation, age, gender; pain intensity and location of pain are predictors of quality of life.
Description: Comunicação apresentada no XVI Congreso INFAD, Turín, Itália, 2009.
Appears in Collections:Comunicações em conferências e congressos internacionais

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