Depression and anxiety as major determinants of neck pain: a cross-sectional study in general practice

  title={Depression and anxiety as major determinants of neck pain: a cross-sectional study in general practice},
  author={Eva Blozik and Daria Laptinskaya and Christoph Herrmann-Lingen and Helene Schaefer and Michael M. Kochen and Wolfgang Himmel and Martin Scherer},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  pages={13 - 13}
BackgroundAlthough psychosocial factors are known to be highly linked with neck pain, current therapies focus on somatically based interventions such as medicinal or manipulatory therapies. This study examines how socio-demographic, psychosocial and medical history and health-promoting lifestyle factors interact with neck pain in general practice patients.MethodsThis is a cross-sectional survey including 448 patients from a general practice setting in Germany. Participants completed a… 

Chronic neck pain and anxiety-depression: prevalence and associated risk factors

The fact that anxiety and depression are prevalent in chronic neck pain (CNP) patients and disability and CBN which are linked to CNP can predict which patient is at higher risk of psychological distress is underlined.

Exploring the Causes of Neck Pain and Disability as Perceived by Those Who Experience the Condition: A Mixed-Methods Study

The findings are discussed in terms of the false view that mechanical neck pain should be considered a homogenous condition and potential application to treatment decision making based on patient perspectives.

Comorbid symptoms of depression and musculoskeletal pain and risk of long term sickness absence

The risk of LTSA associated with depressive symptoms and musculoskeletal pain appears to be moderated by the presence of comorbid symptoms, and the modified risk for LTSA among workers with comor bid symptoms requires further investigation.

Neck pain associated with smartphone overuse: cross-sectional report of a cohort study among office workers

Smartphone overuse in office workers significantly increases the chance of neck pain by 6 times, and hence SO has been associated with, not only somatic complaints, but also psychological distress such as anxiety, stress, and depression.

Neck pain and anxiety do not always go together

The results indicate that chronic, intense pain and anxiety do not always appear to be related.

To Find out Depression Rate in Common Clinical Condition

Prevalence of depression was higher in COPD and Stroke patients compared to other clinical condition whereas severely depressed patients were found in COPd and Back pain groups.

Neck Pain and Disability: Are They Related to Dysfunctional Breathing and Stress?

Dysfunctional breathing was correlated with increased neck disability and increased stress, and the NQ and SEBQ can be useful in assessing dysfunctional breathing in patients with neck pain.

Prevalence of Neck and Low Back Pain in Community-Dwelling Adults in Spain: A Population-Based National Study

This Spanish population-based survey showed that neck and low back pain are prevalent and highly associated between them, more frequent in female (particularly neck pain) and associated to worse self-reported health status.

Anxiety associated to sociodemographic and clinical factors of females with fibromyalgia syndrome *

Moderate level of anxiety has predominated in this population of females with FMS both for state and trait anxiety, and there has been correlation between females with trait anxiety and non-restorative sleep.



The Saskatchewan Health and Back Pain Survey: The Prevalence of Neck Pain and Related Disability in Saskatchewan Adults

This cross‐sectional study shows that neck pain is highly prevalent in Saskatchewan and that it significantly disables 4.6% (95% confidence interval, 3.3‐5.8) of the adult population.

Course and Prognostic Factors for Neck Pain in Workers

Few modifiable prognostic factors were identified; however, having some influence over one's own job and being physically active seem to hold promise as prognostic Factors for neck pain.

Course and Prognostic Factors for Neck Pain in the General Population

A best evidence synthesis was undertaken to establish a baseline of the current best evidence on the course and prognosis for this symptom, and psychosocial factors were the strongest prognostic factors.

Development of the Neck Pain and Disability Scale. Item analysis, face, and criterion-related validity.

The results suggest a highly reliable instrument for evaluating neck pain with at least four underlying dimensions, and further work to address the predictive validity of this new tool are under way.

International experiences with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale--a review of validation data and clinical results.

  • C. Herrmann
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of psychosomatic research
  • 1997

The impact of work environment on mood disorders and suicide: Evidence and implications

  • J. WooT. Postolache,
  • Psychology
    International journal on disability and human development : IJDHD
  • 2008
The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence estimating an impact of occupational factors on mood disorders and suicide, and the efficacy of interventions. This review is based on literature

Psychometric properties of a German version of the neck pain and disability scale

The NPAD-d demonstrated good validity and reliability in this general practice setting and may be useful in the clinical assessment process and the management of neck pain.

The Saskatchewan Health and Back Pain Survey: The Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Related Disability in Saskatchewan Adults

There was little variation in the estimates over age groups, but women experienced more high‐disability back pain than men, and there was no evidence of selective response bias by low back pain status in the survey.