Gilmartin-Thomas, JF-M and Ernst, ME and Nelson, MR and Lockery, J and Ward, SA and Woods, RL and Britt, C and Murray, A and Workman, B and McNeil, J, and The ASPREE Investigators, Musculoskeletal pain experienced on most days is a common accompaniment of ageing amongst community-dwelling older Australians: a questionnaire-based study, Journal of Aging and Health pp. 1-9. ISSN 0898-2643 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Cross-sectional ASPREE Longitudinal Study of Older Persons (ALSOP) data were collected from self-reported questionnaires administered to 16,439 ASPREE participants.
Results: Of 14,155 respondents, 41% of males (n = 2651/6475) and 50% of females (n = 3803/7680) reported experiencing pain on most days. One quarter of respondents reported experiencing pain on most days that was moderate or severe in intensity (n = 3560/14,155), commonly located in the lower back, knees and upper back. Of those reporting moderate or severe pain, 51% reported taking analgesic medication on most days (n = 1812/3560), almost one-third also reported regular interference with sleep (29%, n = 1024/3560), walking (35%, n = 1239/3560) and daily activities (41%, n = 1467/3560).
Discussion: Lower back, knee or upper back pain is a common accompaniment of ageing.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||analgesia, geriatric, pain|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Geriatrics and gerontology|
|Objective Group:||Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)|
|Objective Field:||Health related to ageing|
|UTAS Author:||Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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