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Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain - a longitudinal observational study

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, March 2016
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Title
Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain - a longitudinal observational study
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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12998-016-0090-2
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Brigitte Wirth, B. Kim Humphreys, Cynthia Peterson

Abstract

The influence of psychological factors on acute neck pain is sparsely studied. In a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data, this study investigated how several psychological factors develop in the first three months of acute neck pain and how these factors influence self-perceived recovery. Patients were recruited in various chiropractic practices throughout Switzerland between 2010 and 2014. The follow-up telephone interviews were conducted for all patients by research assistants in the coordinating university hospital following a standardized procedure. The population of this study consisted of 103 patients (68 female; mean age = 38.3 ± 13.8 years) with a first episode of acute (<4 weeks) neck pain. Prior to the first treatment, the patients filled in the Bournemouth Questionnaire (BQ). One week and 1 and 3 months later, they completed the BQ again along with the Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC). The temporal development (repeated measure ANOVA) of the BQ questions 4 (anxiety), 5 (depression), 6 (fear-avoidance) and 7 (pain locus of control) as well as the influence of these scores on the PGIC were investigated (binary logistic regression analyses, receiver operating curves (ROC)). All psychological parameters showed significant reduction within the first month. The parameter 'anxiety' was associated with outcome at 1 and 3 months (p = 0.013, R(2) = 0.40 and p = 0.039, R(2) = 0.63, respectively). Baseline depression (p = 0.037, R(2) = 0.21), but not baseline anxiety, was a predictor for poor outcome. A high reduction in anxiety within the first month was a significant predictor for favorable outcome after 1 month (p < 0.001; R(2) = 0.57). Psychological factors emerged from this study as relevant in the early phase of acute neck pain. Particularly persistent anxiety and depression at baseline might be risk factors for a transition to chronic pain that should be addressed in the early management of neck pain patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 77 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 14%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 18 22%
Unknown 19 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 25%
Psychology 4 5%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Sports and Recreations 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 23 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 August 2017.
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#7,231,937
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Outputs from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#393
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#102,485
of 300,005 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#5
of 10 outputs
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