Rossella Obialero

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Chronic pain is common in the elderly, but it is often under-estimated and under-treated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in nursing home residents and to analyze its influence on patient's QoL and functional status. We studied 105 patients (mean age 82.2+/-9 years), living in two nursing homes in(More)
We have conducted a study on 82 elderly patients with advanced dementia admitted to the Geriatric Department of S. Giovanni Battista Hospital of Torino in order to evaluate mortality, functional and cognitive impairment and caregiver's stress at 2-year follow-up. Patients were examined using a standardized protocol which included demographic(More)
Delirium usually occurs during hospitalisation. The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of delirium in “hospital-at-home” compared to a traditional hospital ward and to assess mortality, hospital readmissions and institutionalisation rates at 6-month follow-up in elderly patients with intermediate/high risk for delirium at baseline according(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disorders are very common in elderly institutionalized people with dementia and acupressure recently has been associated with conventional medicine in their treatment. AIMS Exploring the effectiveness of acupressure for the treatment of insomnia and other sleep disturbances and we want to show that the acupressure treatment is feasible(More)
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