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2019 Aug 01

Spine (Phila Pa 1976)



Pain Intensity and Fear Avoidance Explain Disability Related to Chronic Low Back Pain in a Saudi Arabian Population.


Alamam D, Moloney N, Leaver A, Alsobayel HI, Mackey MG
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Aug 01; 44(15):E889-E898.
PMID: 30817741.


MINI: This study examined individual, psychosocial and physical factors in a Saudi population with CLBP and their association with CLBP-related disability. Participants demonstrated moderate disability, high BMI and low physical activity. Moderate-severe distress was evident in 26-39%. Pain intensity, fear avoidance beliefs, psychological distress and age emerged as important factors associated with disability.