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2021 Dec 27

Arch Phys Med Rehabil

The bidirectional association between sleep quality and low back pain in the older adults: a longitudinal observational study.


Morelhão PK, Gobbi C, Christofaro DGD, Damato TM, Grande GHD, Frange C, Andersen ML, Tufik S, Franco MR, Pinto RZ
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Dec 27.
PMID: 34968438.


To investigate the bidirectional relationship by determining whether baseline sleep quality predicts pain intensity and whether baseline pain intensity predicts sleep quality in older people with chronic LBP.