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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 […]

Influence of different frequencies of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the threshold and pain intensity in young subjects

Adriana de Oliveira Gomes, Ana Caroline Silvestre, Cristina Ferreira da Silva, Mariany Ribeiro Gomes, Maria Lúcia Bonfleur, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3092

Objective To investigate the effects of different transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation frequencies in nociception front of a pressure pain threshold and cold in healthy individuals.Methods Twenty healthy subjects were divided into four groups, all of which have gone through all forms of electrical stimulation at different weeks. Assessments were pre and post-therapy, 20 and 60 minutes after stimulation. To evaluate the pressure pain threshold, an algometer was used with one tapered tip, pressing the hypothenar region until voluntary report the […]

Chronic pain related to quality of sleep

Leandro Freitas Tonial, José Stechman Neto, Wagner Hummig

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2825

ObjectiveTo determine the relation between the degrees of chronic pain and drowsiness levels.MethodsThe study was conducted with 115 patients, who answered the questionnaire as diagnostic criteria in the survey. After evaluation based on the protocol of chronic pain registry RDC/TMD− Axis II, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale was applied to assess drowsiness levels.ResultsAmong the participating patients, there were more females (80%), and the type of pain more prevalent was chronic (70.4%). Concerning the grades of chronic pain, grade II predominated (38.3%), […]

Hysteroscopic endometrial polypectomy: outpatient versus conventional treatment

Angela Mendes Bergamo, Daniella de Batista Depes, Ana Maria Gomes Pereira, Taciana Cristina Duarte de Santana, Umberto Gazi Lippi, Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300012

Objective:To compare results of hysteroscopic polypectomy of the endometrium performed in an outpatient clinic, under no anesthesia, to conventional hysteroscopic polypectomy under anesthesia in the operating theatre, assessing success rate, procedure time and complications; and to measure pain referred by patients in both groups.METHODS:An observational cross-sectional study of 60 patients with hysteroscopic diagnosis of endometrial polyps, divided into two groups: the Outpatient Group, comprising patients submitted to outpatient´s hysteroscopic polypectomy by continuous flow vaginoscopy using endoscopic forceps under no anesthesia, […]

Evaluation of pain in outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy with gas

Daniela Barreto Fraguglia Quental Diniz, Daniella de Batista Depes, Ana Maria Gomes dos Santos, Simone Denise David, Salete Yatabe, Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1342

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the intensity of pain reported by patients undergoing outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy.Methods:Exam performed with a 5-mm lens hysteroscope, vaginal speculum, tenaculum and uterine distention with carbon dioxide gas. Before and after the examination, patients were interviewed to define, in a verbal scale from 0 to 10, pain values that they expected to feel and that they experienced after the end, and also if they would repeat it if indicated. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences […]