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2020 Jun 24

BMC Geriatr



Self-reported generalised pruritus among community-dwelling older adults in Malaysia.


Yong S S, Kwan Z, Ch'ng C C, Yong A S W, Tan L L, Han W H, Kamaruzzaman S B, Chin A-V, Tan M P
BMC Geriatr. 2020 Jun 24; 20(1):223.
PMID: 32580764.


The ageing skin is more susceptible to pruritic dermatoses, which are associated with adverse psychosocial effects and reduced quality of life among older adults. This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the burden of pruritus and factors associated with its presence and severity among older adults recruited to the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research study.