Prevalence, interference, and risk factors for chronic pain among Taiwanese community older people.

@article{Yu2006PrevalenceIA,
  title={Prevalence, interference, and risk factors for chronic pain among Taiwanese community older people.},
  author={H C Yu and Fu-in Tang and Benjamin Kuo and Shu Tao Yu},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={2-11}
}
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence, interference with daily life, and risk factors of chronic pain among older people. A total of 219 older people were interviewed after being selected from communities of Taipei City, Taiwan, by a multiple-stage random-sampling technique. A face-to-face interview with a structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Our findings indicated that 42% (n=92) of older people experience chronic pain. Walking problems and… CONTINUE READING

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