Susanna Rapo-Pylkkö

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BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain is more common among older people than in the general population, and the efficacy of medical treatment often remains unsatisfactory. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the presence, diagnostic certainty, etiology and treatment of neuropathic pain in community-dwelling older people with chronic pain. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the occurrence, characteristics, etiology, interference, and medication of chronic pain among the elderly living independently at home. DESIGN/SETTING A total of 460 subjects in three cohorts aged 75, 80 and 85 years respectively received visits by communal home-care department nurses for a cross-sectional survey. Of them, 175 had(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic, mostly musculoskeletal pain is common among older adults. Little is known about the prognosis of chronic pain and the neuropathic pain qualities in older adults. We studied a cohort of community-dwelling older adults, clinically assessed their pain states, classified their type of pain (nociceptive, neuropathic or combined) and followed(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is a significant health problem in older people. Easy-to-use measures of pain help detection and assessment of pain in general practice. OBJECTIVE To assess the subjective ease of use of self-report tools of pain among older home-dwelling people. METHODS Independently living people aged 75, 80 and 85 years subject to communal(More)
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