Chronic pain and vocational rehabilitation: A multifactorial analysis of symptoms, signs, and psycho-socio-demographics

@article{Eklund1992ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain and vocational rehabilitation: A multifactorial analysis of symptoms, signs, and psycho-socio-demographics},
  author={Michael Eklund},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
  year={1992},
  volume={2},
  pages={53-66}
}
In this prospective investigation, 80 vocational rehabilitation clients with locomotor pain (“algias”) were investigated. Symptoms (23 items; yes/no alternatives), signs (24 items; sign present/not present), and a series of demographic and psycho-social variables (11 items) were recorded. Symptoms and signs generally characterized the clients as “dorsalgic” rather than suffering from low back or neck pain. In spite of this fact, factor analyses formed seven symptom and eight sign factors, which… CONTINUE READING

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