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The relationships among anxiety, depression, and pain in a geriatric institutionalized sample.
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PMID:  7659437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study sought to determine if depression and/or anxiety is uniquely related to pain after controlling for the strong association between anxiety and depression. Both depression and anxiety were assessed in an elderly institutionalized sample using: (1) research-based diagnoses based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-revised 3rd edition (DSM-IIIR) criteria, and (2) evaluations of one's recent affective states using the Profile of Moods States (POMS). Pain was assessed by pain intensity and number of pain complaints. A series of path models indicated that: (1) both research-based anxiety and depression share unique variance with pain, and (2) only POMS anxiety is uniquely related to pain. A path model using both measures of anxiety and depression indicated that only the anxiety measures are significantly related to pain. However, POMS anxiety sustained a significantly greater relationship with pain than did research-based anxiety.
R J Casten; P A Parmelee; M H Kleban; M P Lawton; I R Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0304-3959     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-03     Completed Date:  1995-10-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508686     Medline TA:  Pain     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Philadelphia Geriatric Center, University of Pennsylvania, Glenside 19038, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Analysis of Variance
Anxiety / complications*,  diagnosis
Case-Control Studies
Depression / complications*,  diagnosis
Homes for the Aged
Middle Aged
Nursing Homes
Pain / complications*,  diagnosis
Psychological Tests
Grant Support

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