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January 27, 2023

PLoS One




Association between sense of coherence and depression in patients with chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Aguilar-Latorre A, Asensio-Martínez Á, Oliván-Blázquez B, Álvarez-Bueno C, Cavero-Redondo I, Lionis C, Symvoulakis EK, Magallón-Botaya R
PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0279959.
PMID: 36630397.


Chronic pain is a common complaint having distressing consequences for those that suffer from it. Pain and depression concur within the context of comorbidity, and both share underlying stress conditions. Sense of coherence (SOC) is a factor that determines how well an individual manages stress and stays healthy. Its relationship with depression has been frequently reported in the literature. Our objective was to assess the amount of evidence available regarding the association between SOC and depression in patients suffering from chronic pain.