Back pain is a common ailment among older adults. When focusing on training back pain, clinicians usually just focus on the pain and not the psychological aspect that this pain can cause. A study focused on physical social and emotional aspects of back pain. Along with the back pain, many of these patients reported depression, anxiety and social isolation. These findings can help clinicians develop age appropriate interventions that focus on the pain as well as the lifestyle of older patients.
- Older adults might face back pain in their daily lives. Researchers collected data from adults who were 65 years or older.
- The research showed that they faced significant physical and psychological problems. They even faced various social impacts in their daily lives.
- Outcome measures are always important and need to be evaluated. Report these outcome measures with any findings from the research.
“The interviews were conducted in the participants’ home and lasted an average of 45 minutes. The participants were asked a variety of open-ended questions that were intended to reveal how back pain has impacted their lives physically, emotionally, socially, personally, and their overall quality of life.”