2015
DOI: 10.1590/s0080-623420150000500014
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Abstract: Objective: Correlating two unidimensional scales for measurement of self-reported pain intensity for elderly and identifying a preference for one of the scales. Method: A study conducted with 101 elderly people living in Nursing Home who reported any pain and reached > 13 the scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination. A Numeric Rating Scale -(NRS) of 11 points and a Verbal Descriptor Scale (VDS) of five points were compared in three evaluations: overall, at rest and during movement. Results: Women were more … Show more

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“…18 The presence of pain has shown a direct correlation with QLe is a frequent complaint among the elderly, 19 and can reach about 50% of the elderly in the community 20 and more than 70% in the institutionalized ones. 21 Its presence can impair mobility, the performance of daily tasks and make the individual more dependent on care, 10 thus compromising the QLe of the elderly. 20 Moderate and inverse correlation of how much a person takes advantage of life and how much they need medical treatment, reinforces the premise that the pathological process directly interferes in QL.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…18 The presence of pain has shown a direct correlation with QLe is a frequent complaint among the elderly, 19 and can reach about 50% of the elderly in the community 20 and more than 70% in the institutionalized ones. 21 Its presence can impair mobility, the performance of daily tasks and make the individual more dependent on care, 10 thus compromising the QLe of the elderly. 20 Moderate and inverse correlation of how much a person takes advantage of life and how much they need medical treatment, reinforces the premise that the pathological process directly interferes in QL.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The prevalence of chronic pain in the elderly is constantly explored, and these values are widely variable, permeating around 50% of the elderly in the community 21,22 . In institutionalized elderly, this number may vary between 40 and 78% 23 . In this study, a prevalence of chronic pain in institutionalized elderly was found corresponding to what the literature reports.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Pain. We screened for pain complaints and their intensity using the 5-point Verbal Descriptor Scale: no pain; mild pain; moderate pain; severe pain; or worst possible pain [23]. Participants identi ed as having any pain were also asked the following question: "Did the pain occur on most days in the past three months?".…”
Section: Clinical Assessmentmentioning
confidence: 99%