'I am afraid to make the damage worse'--fear of engaging in physical activity among patients with neck or back pain--a gender perspective.

@article{Stenberg2013IAA,
  title={'I am afraid to make the damage worse'--fear of engaging in physical activity among patients with neck or back pain--a gender perspective.},
  author={Gunilla Stenberg and Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Christina Ahlgren},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          146-54
        }
}
RATIONALE Neck and back pain are major public health problems in Western societies and cause considerable disability and health service use. Swedish women report more severe neck and back pain compared with Swedish men. Most studies on the aetiology of gender differences in pain deal with biological mechanisms, and less with the role of psychological and sociocultural factors. 'Pain beliefs' is a sociocultural factor and can be expressed in different ways among women and men. It is important to… CONTINUE READING
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