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Pain in dementia: prevalence and associated factors: protocol of a multidisciplinary study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, March 2015
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Title
Pain in dementia: prevalence and associated factors: protocol of a multidisciplinary study
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12877-015-0025-0
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Janine van Kooten, Suzanne Delwel, Tarik T Binnekade, Martin Smalbrugge, Johannes C van der Wouden, Roberto SGM Perez, Didi Rhebergen, Wouter WA Zuurmond, Max L Stek, Frank Lobbezoo, Cees MPM Hertogh, Erik JA Scherder

Abstract

Pain is a common problem in people with dementia, however the exact prevalence of pain in dementia subtypes, e.g. Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Vascular Dementia (VaD), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), is unknown, as is the relation between pain and the different subtypes of dementia. In this study, the prevalence of pain in people with dementia will be investigated per dementia subtype and the relationship between the various subtypes of dementia and the presence of specific types of pain (i.e. musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain and orofacial pain) will be examined. Secondly, associations between various types of pain, cognitive functioning, neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in people with dementia will be examined. A third purpose is to study the value of the assessment of autonomic responses in assessing pain in people with dementia. Finally, the effect of feedback to the attending physician on the presence of pain, based on examination by investigators with backgrounds in neuropsychology, geriatric dentistry and elderly care medicine, will be evaluated. A cross-sectional, partially longitudinal observational study in 400 participants with dementia, aged 60 years and older. Participants will be recruited from an outpatient memory clinic and dementia special care units. All participants will be examined by an elderly care medicine trainee, a dentist with experience in geriatric dentistry, and a neuropsychologist. The primary outcome is presence of pain. Secondary outcomes will include oral health, autonomic responses to pain stimulus, vital sensibility and gnostic sensibility, musculoskeletal examination, cognitive functioning, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. This study will help to enhance our knowledge regarding the prevalence of different types of pain in different dementia subtypes i.e. AD, VaD, FTD and DLB. This study also aims to contribute to a better understanding of oral health status in people with dementia, the use of autonomic responses in the assessment of pain in people with dementia and the relationships between pain and cognitive symptoms, neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in people with various dementia subtypes and in different stages of the disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 178 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 20%
Student > Bachelor 26 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Other 11 6%
Researcher 11 6%
Other 39 21%
Unknown 47 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 18%
Psychology 22 12%
Unspecified 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 13 7%
Unknown 56 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2016.
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#1,658,752
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Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#330
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#23,097
of 262,848 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#5
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