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Title: Co-occurrence of chronic physical pain and psychiatric morbidity in a community sample of older people
Authors: Blay, Sergio Luis
Andreoli, Sergio Baxter
Dewey, Michael E.
Gastal, Fabio Leite
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Kings Coll London
Keywords: pain
mood disorders
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2007
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, v. 22, n. 9, p. 902-908, 2007.
Abstract: Background Knowledge about co-occurrence of the most frequent chronic pain symptoms with psychiatric morbidity in older people is very limited. Objective To study the association of psychiatric morbidity and painful physical conditions in people aged 60 years and over. Method Population-based random sample of 7,040 household residents, aged 60 years and over, in Brazil. Results the overall prevalence of pain conditions is 76%. Age-sex specific prevalence of chronic pain conditions such as back pain,joint, abdominal, chest, headaches, reported by respondents ranged from 11.6% up to 5 1.1%. in logistic regression models, chest pain, head pain, back pain, joint pain and abdominal pain emerged as predictors of psychiatric morbidity. the odds of psychiatric morbidity are also affected by income, ethnicity, origin (urban/rural), and marital status. Conclusion the association of chronic painful conditions and psychiatric morbidity in late life is statistically strong in this surveyed population. Copyright (c) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 0885-6230
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