DIAGNOSTIC UNCERTAINTY AND PAIN-RELATED GUILT: PREDICTORS OF NEGATIVE OUTCOMES IN LOW BACK PAIN

@inproceedings{Serbic2015DIAGNOSTICUA,
  title={DIAGNOSTIC UNCERTAINTY AND PAIN-RELATED GUILT: PREDICTORS OF NEGATIVE OUTCOMES IN LOW BACK PAIN},
  author={Danijela Serbic and Tamar Pincus and Chris Fife-Schaw and Hazel Dawson},
  year={2015}
}
Purpose of the study and background In the majority of low back pain (LBP) patients a definitive cause for back pain cannot be established; consequently, many patients report feeling uncertain about their diagnosis. They also experience pain-related guilt, which can be divided into: social guilt, managing pain guilt and verification of pain guilt. This study aimed to test a theoretical (causal) model, which proposed that diagnostic uncertainty leads to pain-related guilt, which leads to… CONTINUE READING

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