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2022 Aug 26


[Chronic pain in elderly people during the COVID-19 pandemic].


Teichmüller K, Bast L, Rittner HL, Kindl G
Schmerz. 2022 Aug 26.
PMID: 36028630.


International studies have shown negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mood and levels of distress. Correlations between the pandemic and higher levels of pain as well as greater pain-related disability have also been found; however, studies report ambiguous results about whether elderly people cope differently with the pandemic and its effects.