Pain-induced depression in the elderly: Validation of psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the "Geriatric Emotional Assessment of Pain" - GEAP-b

Pain-induced depression in the elderly: Validation of psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the "Geriatric Emotional Assessment of Pain" - GEAP-b

Author Lopes Almeida, Carla Bezerra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Felix, Ricardo Humberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cendoroglo, Maysa Seabra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Fania Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: In order to introduce an instrument within our midst that allows a comprehensive clinical evaluation of pain-induced depression in the elderly, we proposed the translation, cross-cultural adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese, and study of the psychometric properties of the "Geriatric Psychosocial Assessment of Pain-induced Depression" (GEAP) scale. This instrument was especially developed for the screening of depression associated with chronic pain in the elderly. Method: We performed translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the GEAP scale, whose psychometric properties were analyzed in a sample of 48 elderly individuals. Sociodemographic data and information related to chronic pain were ascertained, as well as those related to depression. The GEAP-b scale was applied at three different times on the same day by two different interviewers (I1 and I2), and after 15 days by one of those interviewers (I3). Results: The GEAP-b proved to be an easy-to-apply instrument with a high internal consistency value, according to the Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.835). The reproducibility of the instrument was optimal, achieving intraclass correlations of 98.5 and 92% for interobserver and intraobserver, respectively. There was "considerable" agreement (between 0.419 and 1.0) for each GEAP-b item, except for item 19, according to the kappa statistic. As for the validity of the GEAP-b criterion, positive and statistically significant correlations were obtained for pain, according to GPM-p (r=49.5%, p<0.001), and depression, according to GDS (r=59%, p<0.001), both values being considered regular (between 40-60%). Conclusion: The GEAP-b scale has proven to be reliable and valid in the screening of pain-related depression in the elderly.
Keywords elderly
chronic pain
depression
cross-cultural comparison
validation studies
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo, v. 63, n. 9, p. 741-746, 2017.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 741-746
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.63.09.741
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000417876800005
SciELO ID S0104-42302017000900741 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57389

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