Pain severity, interference, and prescription analgesic use among depressed, low-income homebound older adults.

@article{Choi2016PainSI,
  title={Pain severity, interference, and prescription analgesic use among depressed, low-income homebound older adults.},
  author={Namkee G Choi and A Lynn Snow and Mark E. Kunik},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={
          804-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Disabled, homebound individuals tend to suffer both chronic pain and depression; however, low-income, homebound older adults have been underexposed in pain and depression research. We examined the extent of pain frequency, intensity, and interference; the relationship between pain and depressive symptoms; and prescription analgesic use and its association with use of antidepressant and anxiolytic medications among these older adults. METHOD The data came from the baseline… CONTINUE READING
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