Carolyn Dorfman; Impact of Pain on the Daily Life of Older Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(4_Supplement_1):7211500010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO2003
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Date Presented 4/19/2018
The study surveyed 67 older adults about the impact of pain on daily activity. Pain was found to significantly affect walking, sleeping, mood, and enjoyment of life. Participants noted that walking, overuse, and weather made pain worse and that walking, sitting, medication, and rest decreased pain.
Primary Author and Speaker: Carolyn Dorfman
Contributing Authors: Kiera Caron, Lauren Raymond, Michelle Rush, Emily Staples
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