Relationship between depressive symptoms and acute low back pain at first medical consultation, three and six weeks of primary care.

@article{Elfering2014RelationshipBD,
  title={Relationship between depressive symptoms and acute low back pain at first medical consultation, three and six weeks of primary care.},
  author={Achim Elfering and Anja K{\"a}ser and Markus Melloh},
  journal={Psychology, health & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={235-46}
}
BACKGROUND Aim of the study was to test lagged reciprocal effects of depressive symptoms and acute low back pain (LBP) across the first weeks of primary care. METHODS In a prospective inception cohort study, 221 primary care patients with acute or subacute LBP were assessed at the time of initial consultation and then followed up at three and six weeks. Key measures were depressive symptoms (modified Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale) and LBP (sensory pain, present pain index and visual… CONTINUE READING

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