2019
DOI: 10.5935/2595-0118.20190043
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Prevalence of chronic pain and analysis of handgrip strength in institutionalized elderly

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal disorders are accentuated with aging. Among these, chronic pain can influence several functional aspects such as handgrip strength, especially in institutionalized elderly. The objective of this study was to check the prevalence of chronic pain and to analyze the handgrip strength in institutionalized elderly. METHODS: A cross-sectional, population-based study was carried out at long-term care facilities in Passo Fundo/RS (2016)(2017)(2018). The population was compose… Show more

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“…Os achados sociodemográficos deste estudo estão em conformidade com a literatura nos aspectos gênero feminino e renda familiar (16)(17) .…”
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“…Os achados sociodemográficos deste estudo estão em conformidade com a literatura nos aspectos gênero feminino e renda familiar (16)(17) .…”
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“…In some patients, the pathology causing pain may simultaneously cause muscle weakness (e.g., altered Ca 2 + and free radical signaling with rheumatoid arthritis) 49 . However, not all clinical populations with chronic pain exhibit poor muscle function 15,50,51 . Therefore, the impact of pain on muscle function is likely dependent on the pain's specific etiology.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…The average age found was lower than that of 650 elderly institutionalized in the city of São Paulo and in Passo Fundo, respectively 85.5 years 9 and 80.95 years. 10 Another divergent characteristic is the marital status, since in Passo Fundo the majority was widower . 10 Although the difference between the number of men and women is small, it corroborates the trend of the Brazilian elderly population, given the higher life expectancy of women.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…10 Another divergent characteristic is the marital status, since in Passo Fundo the majority was widower . 10 Although the difference between the number of men and women is small, it corroborates the trend of the Brazilian elderly population, given the higher life expectancy of women. 2 The high prevalence of depressive symptoms (mild and severe) found is worrying.…”
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confidence: 99%
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