Psychological factors: anxiety, depression, and somatization symptoms in low back pain patients

  title={Psychological factors: anxiety, depression, and somatization symptoms in low back pain patients},
  author={Abdulbari Bener and Mohamud A Verjee and Elnour Elnaeim Dafeeah and Omar Falah and Taha Al-Juhaishi and Josia Schlogl and Alhasan Sedeeq and Shehryar Khan},
  booktitle={Journal of pain research},
AIM To determine the prevalence of low back pain (LBP), investigate the sociodemographic characteristics of patients with LBP, and examine its association with psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, and somatization. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Of the 2742 patients approached, 2180 agreed to participate in this cross-sectional study (79.5% response rate). The survey was conducted among primary health care visitors from March to October 2012 and collected sociodemographic details and LBP… CONTINUE READING
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