Scoping review of associated health conditions in people aging with post-polio syndrome
Methods. PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched for data-based articles about adults with PPS using a list of 76 chronic conditions. Articles were included that explored prevalence / incidence, severity, frequency, duration, or life course of associated conditions.
Results. Data were extracted from 57 articles. As expected, fatigue, pain, and muscle weakness were the most prevalent conditions. In addition, a number of other conditions were reported: respiration problems, depression, sleep disturbance, injurious falls, bone or joint problems, cardiovascular health, diabetes, bladder function, and skin problems.
Conclusion. A number of potentially treatable health conditions are common in people aging with PPS. The lack of longitudinal studies limits our ability to draw conclusions about age and duration effects. Such information is needed to guide home and community based services or care coordination delivered through the network of programs sponsored by the aging agencies.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Explain what post-polio syndrome is. Describe why post-polio syndrome is an orphaned condition and the implications of this. List 4 secondary conditions of post-polio syndrome.
Keyword(s): Aging, Disability
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