Affective, behavior and cognitive disorders in the elderly with chronic musculoskelatal pain: the impact on an aging population.

@article{Frondini2007AffectiveBA,
  title={Affective, behavior and cognitive disorders in the elderly with chronic musculoskelatal pain: the impact on an aging population.},
  author={Carlo Frondini and Giordano Lanfranchi and Monica Minardi and Domenico Cucinotta},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 Suppl 1},
  pages={167-71}
}
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a common, disabling condition that affects at least one in four elderly people. Figures are much higher in nursing homes, in which as many as 45-80% of residents has pain that contributes to functional impairment and decreased quality of life. Multiple comorbidity, under-reporting of symptoms and cognitive impairment make pain evaluation often difficult. Chronic pain is often associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms, but care must be taken to avoid… CONTINUE READING

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