2018
DOI: 10.5935/2595-0118.20180056
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Depressive symptoms in the elderly and its relationship with chronic pain, chronic diseases, sleep quality and physical activity level

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Depressive symptoms are often experienced by the elderly, being a public health problem. The objective of this study was to verify the relation between depressive symptoms and the presence and intensity of chronic pain with sleep quality and physical activity level. METHODS: Research with 385 aged residents in a municipality of Santa Catarina. The Morais adapted questionnaire, the numerical visual pain scale, and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used to assess t… Show more

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“…Many older adults have poor social and family support because of separation from their children, particularly in rural areas of China ( 20 ). Furthermore, due to limited mental health awareness ( 21 ) and mental health services in rural areas ( 22 ), psychiatric problems in older adults, such as depressive and insomnia symptoms, are often not identified. In addition, as a widely used outcome measure that reflects self-perception toward overall health status of life, QOL and its association with depressive and insomnia symptoms have been inadequately studied in rural older adults in China.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Many older adults have poor social and family support because of separation from their children, particularly in rural areas of China ( 20 ). Furthermore, due to limited mental health awareness ( 21 ) and mental health services in rural areas ( 22 ), psychiatric problems in older adults, such as depressive and insomnia symptoms, are often not identified. In addition, as a widely used outcome measure that reflects self-perception toward overall health status of life, QOL and its association with depressive and insomnia symptoms have been inadequately studied in rural older adults in China.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This fact can be justified by having a more active life in the work aspect, which already promotes some type of physical effort, discarding the regular practice of physical activity prescribed as a preventive measure. Thus, it is essential to understand the barriers to the practice of physical activity in workers that could contribute to the elaboration of strategies for increasing the active lifestyle and improving quality of life in health promotion programs 44 addressing specific skills of movement, control and self-regulation that come from the health and physical domains 43 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Observa-se um aumento nesse número de casos, em especial, na pessoa idosa. Essa perturbação do humor é, rotineiramente, considerada como uma decorrência natural do envelhecimento, negligenciando seu papel como possível causador de morbidades e diminuição da saúde da pessoa idosa, de seus familiares e cuidadores, com perda de autonomia e o agravamento de doenças preexistentes, culminando em um grande problema de saúde pública e alto índice de morbimortalidade (Pinho et al, 2021;Silva et al, 2018;Soares et al, 2021).…”
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