All publications of “Fânia Cristina dos Santos”

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Pain assessment in elderly with dementia: Brazilian validation of the PACSLAC scale

Karol Bezerra Thé, Fernanda Martins Gazoni, Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Isabel Clasen Lorenzet, Luciana Alves dos Santos, Edlene Maria Nardes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3628

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo validate the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate – Portuguese in demented elderly and to analyze its measurement properties.Methods We evaluated 50 elderly with dementia, residing in a nursing home and with limited communication ability, when exposed to potentially painful situations. The tool was applied at two different moments. First, two interviewers applied it simultaneously, and the intensity of pain was asked based on the caregiver’s opinion. After 14 days, with no analgesic intervention, one […]

Assessment of physicians’ addressing sexuality in elderly patients with chronic pain

Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Fânia Cristina dos Santos

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3556

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the frequency with which physicians address their older adult patients with chronic pain about the issue of sexuality.Methods It is a cross sectional, descriptive, analytical study in which physicians answered a questionnaire comprising questions related to addressing the issue of sexuality during appointments.Results A sample of 155 physicians was obtained, 63.9% stated they did not address sexuality in medical interviews and 23.2% did it most of the time. The main reasons for not addressing were lack of time, […]