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COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE, CHRONIC PAIN AND CARING CHARACTERISTICS OF OLDER CAREGIVERS

Grant number: 18/23756-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Priscilla Hortense
Grantee:Priscilla Hortense
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Karina Gramani Say ; Marielli Terassi ; Pedro Jose Montoya Jimenez ; Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini

Abstract

The growth of the elderly population has been occurring in an accelerated way throughout the world. The elderly at some point in their life may need care taken by other people. Studies have shown that the number of elderly people who care for another elderly person in the same household has increased in recent years. The caregiver act can lead to a greater number of comorbidities, among them chronic pain. Chronic pain is one of the major health problems reported by people over the age of 60. Pain can negatively influence social, psychological and cognitive variables, and some studies describe a worse cognitive performance in individuals with chronic pain. In this way the present study aims to analyze if chronic pain is a predictive variable of cognitive decline in elderly caregivers. It is a quantitative and longitudinal study carried out with elderly caregivers aged 60 years or older. We will interview 350 elderly caregivers who participated in an earlier survey that occurred in 2014. The data collection will take place at the domicile of the participants who agree to participate in the research. The sociodemographic characteristics, health, care provided, chronic pain, depressive symptoms, overload, stress and functionality will be reassessed. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MARIELLI TERASSI; SIRLEI RICARTE BENTO; ESTEFANI SERAFIM ROSSETTI; SOFIA CRISTINA IOST PAVARINI; PRISCILLA HORTENSE. Influência da sobrecarga, estresse e sintomas depressivos na saúde de idosos cuidadores: estudo longitudinal. Escola Anna Nery, v. 27, . (18/23756-7, 17/04129-9)
TERASSI, MARIELLI; MONTOYA, PEDRO; IOST PAVARINI, SOFIA CRISTINA; HORTENSE, PRISCILLA. Influence of chronic pain on cognitive performance in elderly caregivers: a longitudinal study. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, v. 74, n. 2, . (18/23756-7, 17/04129-9)

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