This study assessed use and dosage of analgesic medications in relation to severity of osteoarficalar pam.
Methods The type and dose of anaigesic modication and the severity of pain in the lower back, hips, knees. or feet of 1002 older disabled women were assessed, Results, Severe pain and the use of anaigesic medications were reported by 48.5% and 78.8% of women, respecrively Among those who had severe pain, 41.2% were osing less than 20% of the maximum analgesic dose.
Over-all, 6.6% of women were using more than 100% of the anaximan dose Conclusions.
Severe pain is common.
Additional, more effective, and safe analgesic treatments are needed for controlling pain in older perons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Ostéoarticulaire, Lombalgie, Hanche, Genou, Pied, Personne âgée, Homme, Femelle, Incapacité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Analgésique, Utilisation, Dose efficace, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Genou pathologie, Pied pathologie, Pelvis pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Osteoarticular, Low back pain, Hip, Knee, Foot, Elderly, Human, Female, Disability, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Analgesic, Use, Effective dose, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Knee disease, Disease of the foot, Pelvis pathology
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Cote : 99-0311294
Code Inist : 002B02B05. Création : 16/11/1999.