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Functioning in neck and low back pain from a 12-year perspective: A prospective population-based study
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Sections, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, .
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Sections, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Research and Development Centre, Kronoberg County Council, Växjö, Sweden.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion.
2008 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 40, no 7, 555-561 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of unspecific neck pain and low back pain at a given time (1990-91) with respect to physical and social functioning and role limitations due to emotional problems 12 years later. Methods: A rural male study population (2351 individuals) was established in 1989 and a first survey conducted in 1990-91. A follow-up survey was performed in 2002-03. A total of 1405 persons participated in both surveys. Functioning and role limitations in 2002-03 were evaluated using the SF-36 instrument. Several possible confounders were included in the analyses. Results: Unspecific neck pain or low back pain in 1990-91 was shown in a multivariate longitudinal regression model to be significantly related to limited physical (odds ratio (OR) = 2.08, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.51-2.87) and social (OR= 1.92, 95% CI 1.33-2.75) functioning 12 years later. The effects were only slightly modified by the confounders analysed. However, higher education independently and significantly predicted a low risk for functional limitations. Conclusion: Non-specific neck pain and low back pain at a given time impacted on the risk of limited physical and social functioning many years later. Current symptoms of depression and anxiety at the time for the second survey had a high impact on functional limitations. © 2008 Foundation of Rehabilitation Information.

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2008. Vol. 40, no 7, 555-561 p.
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Agriculture, Disability, Low back pain, Neck pain, Physical functioning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45911DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45911DiVA: diva2:266807
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13

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