Chronic pain in the frail elderly mediates sleep disorders and influences falls - Honda H, Ashizawa R, Kiriyama K, Take K, Hirase T, Arizono S, Yoshimoto Y.

AIM: Previous studies have highlighted the causation between chronic pain and falls in the elderly, but the mediator variables between chronic pain and falls in the frail elderly have not been identified. The purpose of this study was to identify the media...
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