A comparison of low back pain patients in the United States and New Zealand: psychosocial and economic factors affecting severity of disability.

@article{Carron1985ACO,
  title={A comparison of low back pain patients in the United States and New Zealand: psychosocial and economic factors affecting severity of disability.},
  author={H Carron and Douglas E. Degood and Raymond C. Tait},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1985},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={77-89}
}
One hundred and ninety-eight patients suffering from chronic low back pain seen at the University of Virginia (U.S.) Pain Center and 117 similar patients seen at the Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand (N.Z.) Pain Clinic completed a self-report questionnaire prior to beginning comparable outpatient treatment programs. Approximately 55% of the sample from each country returned a follow-up questionnaire 1 year later. Analyses of the results indicated that despite nearly similar between… CONTINUE READING

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