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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 […]

Cultural adaptation and reproducibility validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD-Brazil) scale in non-verbal adult patients

Marcia Carla Morete Pinto, Fabiola Peixoto Minson, Ana Carolina Biagioni Lopes, Claudia Regina Laselva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3036

ObjectiveTo adapt the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) scale to Brazilian Portuguese with respect to semantic equivalence and cultural aspects, and to evaluate the respective psychometric properties (validity, feasibility, clinical utility and inter-rater agreement).MethodsTwo-stage descriptive, cross-sectional retrospective study involving cultural and semantic validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the scale, and investigation of its psychometric properties (validity, reliability and clinical utility). The sample consisted of 63 inpatients presenting with neurological deficits and unable to self-report pain.ResultsSemantic and cultural […]

Incidence of sleep disorders in patients with Alzheimer disease

Einstein Francisco Camargos, Marcela Basso Pandolfi, Marco Polo Dias, Juliana Lima Quintas, Renato Maia Guimarães, Otávio de Toledo Nóbrega

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2145

ABSTRACTObjective:To determine the incidence of sleep disorder at a follow-up examination from 1 to 4 years, in demented patients diagnosed at first visit, besides analyzing associated demographic and comorbidities characteristics.Methods:A total of 122 elderly patients aged 60 years or older and diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer and other) were followed in a reference geriatric center for dementia. The clinical protocols included interviews with patient and caregiver, complete physical examination, laboratory and imaging tests. Criteria for the diagnosis of sleep disorder included […]