Pain and falls in older people

@article{Blyth2007PainAF,
  title={Pain and falls in older people},
  author={Fiona M Blyth and Robert G Cumming and Paul Mitchell and Jie-Jin Wang},
  journal={European Journal of Pain},
  year={2007},
  volume={11}
}

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TLDR
Chronic pain measured according to number of locations, severity, or pain interference with daily activities was associated with greater risk of falls in older adults.

The Association Between Pain and Fall Among Middle-Aged and Older Chinese.

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Although pain is less prevalent in men than in women, its impact on risk of injurious falls seems to be greater in men.

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Prevalence and relevance of pain in older persons.

TLDR
Improved knowledge for both health professionals and patients, addressing the current research gaps and expansion of age-appropriate pain management services will be required to better meet the needs of the rapidly ageing population.

The patient who falls: "It's always a trade-off".

TLDR
Using the case of an older man who has experienced multiple falls and a hip fracture, the consequences and etiology of falls are addressed; the evidence on predisposing factors and effective interventions are summarized; and how to translate this evidence into patient care is discussed.

Incidence of falls among community-dwelling older adults in Turkey and its relationship with pain and insomnia.

TLDR
Falls were observed as a common problem among community-dwelling older adults, and pain and insomnia were determined as risk factors for falls, andPain and insomnia should be addressed when prevention of falls among community -dwelled older adults are planned by health care professionals including nurses.

Incidence of falls among community-dwelling older adults in Turkey and its relationship with pain and insomnia.

TLDR
In this study, falls were observed as a common problem among community-dwelling older adults, and pain and insomnia were determined as risk factors for falls.

The association between musculoskeletal pain and physical activity, falls and psychological concerns related to falls in community dwelling older adults

TLDR
Older adults with CMP are significantly more likely to experience falls, be more sedentary and have heightened psychological concerns related to falls compared to those without CMP.

Effects of Pain and Sleep Quality on Falls Among Nursing Home Residents in Turkey.

TLDR
In the current study, falling was seen as a common problem among older adults and pain in particular should be addressed when planning the prevention of falls in nursing homes.
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