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dc.contributor.authorChiappini, Stephania
dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorMartinotti, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorStrasser, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorBonnet, Udo
dc.contributor.authorScherbaum, Norbert
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T23:06:31Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T23:06:31Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-16
dc.identifier.citationChiappini , S , Schifano , F , Martinotti , G , Strasser , J , Bonnet , U & Scherbaum , N 2021 , ' Opioid painkillers' dependence in a sample of elderly medical inpatients ' , Psychogeriatrics , vol. 21 , no. 2 . https://doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12658
dc.identifier.issn1346-3500
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 24365605
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85100897276
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85100897276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/24226
dc.description© 2021 Japanese Psychogeriatric Society. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12658
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Over the past few years there has been a growing concern towards prescription opioid misuse/dependence in the elderly. Thus, our study aimed at investigating the prevalence of previous and current prescribing opioid dependence among elderly medical inpatients recruited from a large German Hospital. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analysed a cohort of inpatients aged 65 years and older who were assessed with the help of a structured clinical interview (SCID-I). Levels of past/current opioid; benzodiazepines; hypnotics; and non-opioid analgesics’ dependence were assessed. RESULTS: Out of a total of 2,108 elderly inpatients admitted to the hospital over 6 months, some 400 fulfilled the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate to the survey. Some 43 (10.8%) subjects presented with a dependence on opioid analgesics; in 41 cases this was a current, and for 22 (51.2%) a de novo, condition. Addiction severity was considered mild and severe respectively in 65.1% and 11.6% of cases, with tilidine and oxycodone having been the most typically reported molecules. CONCLUSIONS: Further research is warranted, to better understand possible risk factors of prescription drug misuse/abuse/addiction in this vulnerable population. Clinicians should be updated and informed regarding both prescription medication misuse potential and safe prescribing practices in the elderly.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPsychogeriatrics
dc.subjectopioid dependence
dc.subjectelderly
dc.subjectdrug abuse
dc.subjectaddiction
dc.subjectGerontology
dc.subjectGeriatrics and Gerontology
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Mental health
dc.titleOpioid painkillers' dependence in a sample of elderly medical inpatientsen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionPsychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Unit
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Biological Science
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dc.date.embargoedUntil2022-02-16
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