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2022 Dec 29

BMJ Open



Understanding how patients’ pain beliefs influence chronic low back pain management in Ghana: a grounded theory approach.


Ampiah J A, Moffatt F, Diver C, Ampiah P K
BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 29; 12(12):e061062.
PMID: 36581439.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with negative consequences in high and low/middle-income countries. Pain beliefs are important psychosocial factors that affect the occurrence and progression of CLBP and may be influenced by the sociocultural context and interactions with healthcare professionals (HCPs). The pain beliefs of Ghanaian patients with CLBP are unknown and the factors influencing pain beliefs in African contexts are unclear.