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Analysis of potential risks of chronic pain in palliative geriatrics

[Gerontology]
Irina Рonomareva; Kirill Рrashchayeu;

The article presents the analysis of medical and social risks of chronic pain syndrome in providing palliative care to older persons (elderly and senile), according to a specialized geriatric examination. Methods of investigation: specialized geriatric examination, visual analogue scale (VAS). The sample groups consisted of persons with pain rates >4 points, which corresponded to moderate and severe pain. It was reliably proven that the risk frequency was directly related to the severity and duration of the pain, and likelihood of risk manifestation was significantly higher in elderly people who suffered from its complications (hypomobility, apathy, social isolation, malnutrition, depression).

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Keywords: geriatrics, gerontology, palliative care, pain management, geriatric syndromes


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