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The determinants of coping with pain in chronically ill geriatric patients – the role of a sense of coherence

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
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Title
The determinants of coping with pain in chronically ill geriatric patients – the role of a sense of coherence
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s118136
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Anna Andruszkiewicz, Małgorzata Anna Basińska, Mirosława Felsmann, Mariola Banaszkiewicz, Alicja Marzec, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska, Małgorzata Anna Basinska

Abstract

Given the rising population of the elderly in modern societies, the concern for their good functioning poses a challenge for the 21st century medicine and social services. Senior citizens are at an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, which in turn increase discomfort associated with physiological processes of aging. Sensations of pain have a particular influence on the mentioned discomfort, and pain is prevalent among older people. Therefore, from the perspective of an elderly person and senior care, it is crucial to identify determinants of effective coping with chronic pain. The aim of the research was to assess the relationship between a sense of coherence (SOC) and pain-coping strategies in chronically ill seniors. A total number of 188 individuals were included in the study, of whom 117 were female subjects and 71 were male subjects, with a mean age of 68.38 (standard deviation [SD] =6.35) years in the studied group. Subjects were sampled based on a diagnosis of a chronic medical illness with chronic pain as one of the major symptoms. The Polish adaptation of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire (SOC-29) to assess an SOC, the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ) to assess pain-coping strategies, and the visual analog scale (VAS) to assess pain intensity were used in the study. The mean score of respondents' SOC was 133.44 (SD =24.35). Among most common pain-coping strategies used by the respondents were prayer and hope, and the declaration of coping with pain while redefining pain was the least often used coping strategy in the studied group. Individuals with stronger SOC were less prone to catastrophizing and more often declared that they were coping with and could control and reduce pain.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 11 21%
Unknown 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 17%
Psychology 9 17%
Engineering 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 12 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2018.
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#514,489
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#1
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