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2022 Nov 22

BMJ Open



What is the relationship between physical activity and chronic pain in older adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.


da Marques R L S, de Rezende A T O, Junger A L, Noll M, de Oliveira C, Silveira E A
BMJ Open. 2022 Nov 22; 12(11):e062566.
PMID: 36414314.


Chronic pain is highly prevalent in older adults and can cause functional limitations, negatively affecting health and quality of life. Physical activity is a non-pharmacological approach used to prevent chronic pain as it promotes the release of endogenous opioids that block pain sensitivity. Therefore, we developed a systematic review protocol to analyse the relationship between physical activity and the occurrence and intensity of chronic pain in older adults.