Self-management may help reduce pain frequency in middle-aged and older adults with chronic conditions

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Self-management may help reduce pain frequency in middle-aged and older adults with chronic conditions

Approximately 100 million Americans are affected by Chronic pain, but a little is known about the factors related to pain frequency. In the assessments participants' sociodemographics, medical history, health care access and usage, self-management barriers, and social support corresponding with pain frequency among a sample of middle-aged and older adults with one or more chronic condition.

Evaluated data were collected from the National Council on Aging Chronic Care Survey. To examine factors associated with self-reported pain frequency, an ordinal regression model was fitted.

There were more chronic conditions (P < 0.001), on the daily more medication (P < 0.001), and the physician visiting for more than five times a year (P = 0.011) were related with more constant pain. To manage and support help needed for their health problems was associated with less persistent pain (P < 0.001). More attentiveness should be given to pain management during interactions with healthcare providers. Providing resources and support for disease self-management may help to reduce pain frequency and self-management in middle-aged and older adults with chronic conditions.

Source:

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,

Link to the source:

http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(17)30309-3/abstract

Original title of the article:

Factors Associated with Pain Frequency among Adults with Chronic Conditions

Authors:

Kayin T. R. et al.

SearchTags: 
Diagnostic, Pain, Chronic, Adults
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