The prevalence of pain and pain interference in a general population of older adults: cross-sectional findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)

@article{Thomas2004ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of pain and pain interference in a general population of older adults: cross-sectional findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)},
  author={Elaine Thomas and George Peat and Lindsey D Harris and Ross P Wilkie and Peter R. Croft},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={110},
  pages={361-368}
}
Although pain is experienced at all ages, there is uncertainty about the pattern of its occurrence in older people. We have investigated the prevalence of three aspects of self-reported pain-occurrence of any recent pain, number and location of pain sites, and interference with daily life-to determine their association with age in older people. A cross-sectional postal survey of all adults aged 50 years and over registered with three general practices (n = 11230) in North Staffordshire using… CONTINUE READING
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