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AIMS To identify the prevalence, clinical and functional factors associated with urinary symptoms (US) in community-dwelling older adults with acute low back pain (LBP).
METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of data’s baseline of Back Complaints in the Elders Consortium. All elders had LPB heightened. We analyzed data on urinary symptoms, intensity of pain (Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), disability (Roland Morris [RM]), depressive symptoms (CES-D), and gait speed (m/s) in the Brazilian older adults. The sample was of 586 consecutive participants of BACE-Study. Ethical approval was obtained. In addition to the prevalence analysis, logistic regression analysis was performed.
RESULTS The prevalence of US was 18.4% and were associated with CES-D (odds ratio [OR] = 2.84; 95% confidence interval [CI]1.66-4.86), slower gait speed (OR = 0.33; 95% CI 0.14-0.78), and LBP-related disability (OR = 1.09; 95% CI 1.04-1.13) after adjusting for radiculophaty and other confounding factors.
CONCLUSIONS In community-dwelling older people with LBP, US were associated with depressive symptoms, gait speed, and disability. Our findings may provide a new framework for US management with respect to clinical and functional capacity. Specific physical examinations should be encouraged to assess the with acute LBP and US. Others factors can be associated with US in elders with LBP.