Psychological disturbance in Indian low back pain population
Ketan C Pande
Sushrut Hospital, Research Centre and Post Graduate Institute of Orthopaedics, Nagpur, India
Ketan C Pande Division of Spinal Surgery, Sushrut Hospital, Research Centre and Post Graduate Institute of Orthopaedics, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur 440 010 India
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Background: Psychologic disturbance is known to have an influence on the outcome of treatment of patients with low back pain.
Method: The prevalence of anxiety and depression in 145 Indian low back pain patients was studied using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)
Results: Significant correlation was found between the levels of self reported disability and anxiety and depression which were 71.7% and 64.8% respectively.
Conclusion: The pain drawing was found to have a low sensitivity and positive predictive value in identifying patients with abnormal anxiety and depression.