Chronic pain and analgesic use in hospitalized elderly

Authors

  • Karoline Faria de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Mariana Pereira Carvalho Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Ariane Mendonça Neves Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Jordânia Lumênia Tavares Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Rejane Cussi Assunção Lemos Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Alisson Fernandes Bolina Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Luana Foroni Andrade Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Elizabeth Barichello Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues Universidade de São Paulo
  • Maria Helena Barbosa Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v34n1a2018-38390

Keywords:

Aged, Chronic Pain, Hospitalization, Aging, Quality of life, Pain Management.

Abstract

To evaluate the chronic pain and analgesic use in elderly patients admitted to a teaching hospital. Cross-sectional, observational, non-experimental study with 100 elderly. Instruments for collection of demographic and health data, the Mc Gill evaluation scale and intensity of pain were used. The mean age was 71.1 years (SD + 7.4) and females prevailed in the sample (52%); 78% of the respondents reported severe pain and 68% reported using painkillers. Pain was characterized as sensitive and stabbing (44%), choking (39%), unbearable (40%) and nauseating (49%). The findings of this study indicate a high chronic pain index and point to the need to create multidisciplinary programs of interventions focused on the evaluation and treatment of this symptom among hospitalized elderly.

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Published

2018-08-08

How to Cite

DE OLIVEIRA, K.F., CARVALHO, M.P., NEVES, A.M., TAVARES, J.L., LEMOS, R.C.A., BOLINA, A.F., ANDRADE, L.F., BARICHELLO, E., RODRIGUES, R.A.P. and BARBOSA, M.H., 2018. Chronic pain and analgesic use in hospitalized elderly . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 1073–1082. [Accessed29 November 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n1a2018-38390. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/38390.

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Health Sciences