Psychosocial function, clinical status, and radiographic findings in a group of chronic low back pain patients

Rheumatol Int. 2001 Oct;21(2):62-5. doi: 10.1007/s002960100133.


Low back pain is considered a problem with multiple facets for which the underlying causative factors should be determined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between depression, clinical status, and radiographic findings in a group of fifty patients with low back pain for more than 6 months. The patients underwent clinical examination and they completed Beck depression inventory (BDI), Aberdeen back pain scale (ABPS) and research questionnaire. Radiographic evaluations were performed. Clinical score and duration of symptoms were found to be positively correlated. The BDI scores were not found to be correlated with the existing variables. The ABPS scores were positively correlated with clinical scores and number of medications used.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Chronic Disease
  • Depression / diagnosis*
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Low Back Pain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Low Back Pain / epidemiology
  • Low Back Pain / psychology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Probability
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Psychology
  • Radiography
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Distribution
  • Sick Role*
  • Statistics, Nonparametric