Salivary cortisol and psychological mechanisms in patients with acute versus chronic low back pain.


This study was designed to explore whether the basal adrenocortical activity is related with pain-related coping, nonverbal pain behavior, depressive mood, and fatigue in patients with acute and chronic nonspecific low back pain. 19 patients with acute low back pain (ALBP) and 24 with chronic low back pain (CLBP) participated in the study. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.10.011


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