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Gerokomos

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ALONSO BECERRA, Isabel; GANDOY CREGO, Manuel  and  CAAMANO PONTE, José. Visceral obesity and chronic pain in the institutionalized elderly without cognitive impairment. Gerokomos [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.74-77. ISSN 1134-928X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2013000200005.

The chemical-metabolic role exerted visceral obesity in the intensity of pain opens a new field of action for the professional nurse, where pain management is possible beyond pharmacological measures. Through a descriptive study, establishing meaningful relationships between the incidences of chronic pain in institutionalized elderly and visceral obesity. Visceral obesity is present in a large number of elderly with chronic pain, negatively affecting the quality of life of the subject, which opens a field of nursing intervention in the area non-pharmacological.

Keywords : Chronic pain; elderly; visceral obesity; nursing intervention.

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