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Quality of life assessed with Short Form 36 – a comparison between two populations with long-term musculoskeletal pain disorders

Författare och institution:
Birgitta Peilot (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för akut och kardiovaskulär medicin); Paulin Andréll (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för akut och kardiovaskulär medicin); K. Mannerkorpi (-); Clas Mannheimer (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för akut och kardiovaskulär medicin)
Publicerad i:
Disabil Rehabil, 32 ( 23 ) s. 1903-9
1464-5165 (Electronic) 0963-8288 (Linking)
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
PURPOSE: To assess quality of life (QoL) in two groups of patients with long-term musculoskeletal pain with and without psychiatric co-morbidity and to compare them with a reference group of normative controls. The patients in both study groups were sick-listed full or part time for 3 months or more. METHOD: The patients were recruited from a company health service and consulting psychiatry. A generic QoL questionnaire, the SF-36, was used to assess QoL. Each group was compared with age- and gender-matched normative controls. RESULTS: Both groups reported a pronounced impairment of QoL (p < 0.001) compared with their age- and gender-matched populations. The greatest impairment was seen among the patients referred for psychiatric assessment (n = 30). The patients in the company health service (n = 42) reported significantly higher QoL with regard to the dimensions mental health (p < 0.028), social functioning (p < 0.034) and role emotional (p < 0.040) compared with the patients referred for psychiatric assessment. CONCLUSION: Patients with long-term pain in the company health care and patients with psychiatric co-morbidity, sick-listed full or part-time reported severely impaired QoL with regard both to physical, social and mental dimensions. Psychiatric co-morbidity reported even more pronounced impairment of emotional, social and mental dimensions of QoL which might indicate dysfunctional coping strategies.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
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2011-01-03 15:47

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