Caracterización del dolor y las emocionales en ancianos Cubanos comunitarios con dolor osteoarticular

Translated title of the contribution: Characterization of pain and emotional states in community Cuban older adults with osteoarticular pains

Raquel Pérez Díaz, Dayana Iglesias Figueroa, C. Ara Mercedes Cerquera, C. Marta Martín Carbonell, C. Antonio Riquelme Marín

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    Abstract

    Introduction: Pain and its relation to anxiety states have been recognized in the scientific world, although qualitative studies in Latin American older adults taking into account their experiences are limited. Objective: Characterize pain and anxiety and depression states in older adults with Osteoarticular pain, and specifically to identify the clinical characteristics of Osteoarticular pain; assess the anxiety and depression states, and describe emotional states from their experiences. Method: Mixed cross-sectional descriptive study in 55 older adults from René Bedia polyclinic, in Havana, both sex, volunteers, with chronic Osteoarticular pain during the month of research, who were selected intentionally. They were applied: Multidimensional Questionnaire for the Psychological Assessment of Pain, a version of McGill Questionnaire on pain, IDARE State, IDERE State and a semi-structured interview devised for these purposes. Descriptive statistics was used, and content categories were created for the quantitative analysis. Results: The characteristics of the Osteoarticular pain were: almost daily frequency, and sometimes a month, severe intensity, uncomfortable, in several parts of the body, and high levels of anxiety and depression, being the latter predominant. When they had pain, older adults felt: limitations due to pain, anxiety and depression symptoms such as tachycardia, tension, mood alteration, feelings of sorrow, crying, tiredness, and lack of desire to do things. Conclusions: Pain and emotional states in older adults with Osteoarticular pain, taking into account their experiences could be characterized. This contributes to a better psychotherapeutic approach of them.

    Translated title of the contributionCharacterization of pain and emotional states in community Cuban older adults with osteoarticular pains
    Original languageSpanish
    JournalRevista del Hospital Psiquiatrico de la Habana
    Volume14
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2017

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