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Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in sick listed chronic low back pain patients

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dc.contributor.author Reme, Silje Endresen
dc.contributor.author Tangen, Tone
dc.contributor.author Moe, Trygve
dc.contributor.author Eriksen, Hege Randi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-09T08:41:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-09T08:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Pain 15 (10): 1075-1080 en
dc.identifier.issn 1090-3801
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpain.2011.04.012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5934
dc.description.abstract Background: Previous findings have shown a high degree of comorbid psychopathology in chronic low back pain (CLBP), but less is known about the broad range of comorbid psychiatric disorders. The prevalence is reported to be between 40%-100% depending on methods being used, sample or setting. Aims: To assess the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in a population of CLBP patients, using a psychiatric diagnostic interview. Methods: 565 patients sick listed between 2 and 10 months for unspecific LBP were included in the study. All were recruited as part of an ongoing trial in secondary care, and were assessed with the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), which is a short structured diagnostic interview for DSM-IV and ICD-10 psychiatric disorders. Results: The prevalence of current psychiatric disorders was 31%. The diagnoses included 19 Axis I disorders, with the most common being somatoform disorders (18%) and anxiety disorders (12%). Major depressive disorders were reported in 4%. There were no gender differences in prevalence of psychiatric disorders. Conclusions: In a large population of CLBP patients, 31% fulfilled the criteria for at least one current psychiatric disorder when measured with a diagnostic interview. The diagnoses included a wide range of psychiatric disorders, with the most common being somatoform disorders (18%) and anxiety disorders (12%). The results imply that screening CLBP patients for psychiatric comorbidity in secondary care is important since psychopathology may have serious consequences for prognosis, outcome and health care utilization. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Copyright 2011 European Federation of International Association for the Study of Pain Chapters en
dc.title Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in sick listed chronic low back pain patients en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Social science: 200::Psychology: 260::Clinical psychology: 262 en
dc.type.version acceptedVersion en


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