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Human Studies

2020 Jun 01

Clin J Pain

Race, Social Status, and Depressive Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Chronic Low Back Pain Interference and Severity.


Aroke EN, Jackson P, Overstreet DS, Penn TM, Rumble DD, Kehrer CV, Michl AN, Hasan FN, Sims AM, Quinn T, Long LD, Goodin BR
Clin J Pain. 2020 Jun 01.
PMID: 32487870.


Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is the leading cause of disability, with a significant societal cost. It disproportionately affects Non-Hispanic Blacks and individuals of lower socioeconomic status (SES). The biopsychosocial framework has been used to study and manage cLBP, yet disparities persist.