Volume 16, Issue 52 (May 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(52): 57-64 | Back to browse issues page

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Zarghami M, Shayesteh Âzar M, Khalilian A, Âghabarari F, Ârjmand A. Psychological aspects of low back pain in patients with radiculopathy and without any clinical signs.. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 16 (52) :57-64
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Background and purpose: Back pain is prevalent world wide. Çhronic low back pain is a complex condition produced by multiple factors. This study investigated the psychological aspects of low back pain in patients with radiculopathy and without any clinical signs.
Materials and methods : Â total of 112 subjects participated in this descriptive study, of them 56 patients (33 female and 23 male) had low back pain without any clinical signs and a control group of 56 subjects (22 female and 34 male) had low back pain with radiculopathy. Psychological aspects were evaluated by the Persian version of symptoms check list-90-revised (SÇL-90-R) and demographics questionnaire. SPSS was used for analysis of the collected data and variables were compared by t-test.
Results : Ïn this study, Psychiatric problem was significantly higher in females (X2= 4.32 , df=1 , P= 0.03). From marital point of view, the significance between the groups was important (X2=9.33 , df=1, P= 0.002). Level of education and profession was not important between the groups. The patients had higher score in all scales of SÇL-90-R. (P=0.000). Çollected data were analyzed by t test.
Çonclusion: These findings indicate that low back pain patients without any clinical signs have an increased occurrence of coexistent psychological distress.
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