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dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Marie-Philippefr
dc.contributor.authorLorrain, Dominiquefr
dc.contributor.authorMartel, Maryliefr
dc.contributor.authorBergeron-Vézina, Kaylafr
dc.contributor.authorHoude, Francisfr
dc.contributor.authorSéguin, Mariofr
dc.contributor.authorLéonard, Guillaumefr
dc.contributor.editorInstitut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke. Centre de recherche sur le vieillissementfr
dc.contributor.editorUniversité de Sherbrooke. Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santéfr
dc.contributor.editorUniversité de Sherbrooke. Département de psychologiefr
dc.contributor.editorCentre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke. Service de neurochirurgiefr
dc.contributor.editorUniversité de Sherbrooke. École de réadaptationfr
dc.description.abstractAbstract : Background: The prevalence of chronic pain and sleep disturbances substantially increases with age. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment option for these health issues. However, side effects and drug interactions are difficult to control in elderly individuals. Aims: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized sham-controlled trial and to collect preliminary data on the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to reduce pain and improve sleep in older adults suffering from chronic pain. Methods: Fourteen elderly individuals (mean age 71±7 years) suffering from chronic pain and sleep complaints were randomized to receive either anodal tDCS, applied over the primary motor cortex (2 mA, 20 minutes), or sham tDCS, for 5 consecutive days. Pain was measured with visual analog scales, pain logbooks and questionnaires, while sleep was assessed with actigraphy, sleep diaries and questionnaires. Results: There were no missing data for pain and sleep measures, except for actigraphy, that generated several missing data. Blinding was maintained throughout the study, for both the evaluator and participants. Active but not sham tDCS significantly reduced pain (P<0.05). No change was observed in sleep parameters, in both the active and sham tDCS groups (all P> or =0.18). Conclusion: The present study provides guidelines for the implementation of future tDCS studies in larger populations of elderly individuals. M1 anodal tDCS in this population appears to be effective to reduce pain, but not to improve
dc.relation.ispartofClinical interventions in agingfr
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dc.subjectTranscranial direct current stimulationfr
dc.titleCan we improve pain and sleep in elderly individuals with transcranial direct current stimulation? : results from a randomized controlled pilot studyfr
dc.rights.holder© Dove Medical Pressfr
udes.description.typepubRévisé et accepté par des pairsfr
udes.description.sponsorshipCdRV (Initiatives Stratégiques)fr
udes.description.diffusionDiffusé par Savoirs UdeS, le dépôt institutionnel de l'Université de Sherbrookefr
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHarvey, M.-P., Lorrain, D., Martel, M., Bergeron-Vezina, K., Houde, F., Séguin, M., Léonard, G. (2017). Can we improve pain and sleep in elderly individuals with transcranial direct current stimulation? : results from a randomized controlled pilot study. Clinical interventions in aging, 2017(12), 937-947.
udes.description.sourceClinical interventions in agingfr
udes.description.ordreauteursHarvey, Marie-Philippe; Lorrain, Dominique; Martel, Marylie; Bergeron-Vézina, Kayla; Houde, Francis; Séguin, Mario; Léonard, Guillaumefr

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