“The correlation of pain and psychological consequences at the Open Care Centers of the Municipality of Patras” (Master thesis)

Γρηγοράτου, Κωνσταντίνα


The approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families is called palliative care. Through this care, elderly people manage to cope or reduce pain, psychological disorders experienced, and to meet some of their needs. The pain experienced by senior citizens is one of the most important factors contributing to the deterioration of their quality of life. Most surveys appear that a large proportion of elderly people hurt somewhere and many say they have daily pain. This pain can be either physical or psychological. Depression in the elderly is an important public health issue, as it is the most common mental disorder of the elderly and has a significant impact on the welfare and quality of life. Often escapes early diagnosis by specialists and not adequately treated. This mental disorder is likely to occur alone or coexist with any other chronic illness, always affecting the quality of life of older diseased. Older people also experience, extreme anxiety, which leads to depression and mental pain. In this work we attempt to define the concept of pain and detection of psychological disorders in old age people. Also, an attempt is made to find correlations between pain and psychological disorders identified through research conducted in Open Care Centers of the Municipality of Patras. Three questionnaires were administered to 106 persons in 3 Open Care Centers of Patras.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Subject classification: Τρίτη ηλικία
Ψυχολογικές διαταραχές
Keywords: Κατάθλιψη,Ψυχολογικές διαταραχές,Πόνος,Τρίτη ηλικία,Depression,Psychological disorders,Pain,Old age
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/27824
Appears in Collections:Διατριβές Μεταπτυχιακής Έρευνας (Masters)

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