The Mediator Role of Psychological Morbidity in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain in Differentiated Treatments.
J Health Psychol. 2013 Jul 1;
Authors: Ferreira MS, Pereira MG
This study analyzed the mediating role of psychological morbidity and the variables that discriminated low versus high disability, in patients receiving physiotherapy and acupuncture. A total of 203 patients answered measures of illness and medication representations, coping, depression, anxiety, quality of life, and functional disability. Morbidity was a mediator between functional disability and quality of life. Treatment consequences and quality of life, in the acupuncture group, and emotional representations, quality of life, depression, anxiety, and active strategies for pain relief, in the physiotherapy group, discriminated patients with low versus high disability. These results have important implications for identifying high-risk patients.
PMID: 23818511 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]