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Fusion versus nonoperative care for chronic low back pain: do psychological factors affect outcomes?

Authors
  • Daubs, Michael D
  • Norvell, Daniel C
  • McGuire, Robert
  • Molinari, Robert
  • Hermsmeyer, Jeffrey T
  • Fourney, Daryl R
  • Wolinsky, J P
  • Brodke, Darrel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
36
Issue
21 Suppl
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31822ef6b9
PMID: 21952192
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recommendation 1: Chronic LBP patients with depression, neuroticism, and certain personality disorders should preferentially be treated nonoperatively. Strength of recommendation: Weak. Recommendation 2: Consider the use of a validated psychological screening questionnaire such as the BDI, FABQ, DRAM, ZDI or STAI, when treating patients with CLBP. Strength of recommendation: Weak.

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