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The pain, depression, disability pathway in those with low back pain: a moderation analysis of health locus of control

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, September 2017
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Title
The pain, depression, disability pathway in those with low back pain: a moderation analysis of health locus of control
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, September 2017
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s139445
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Authors

Paul Campbell, Kate Hope, Kate M Dunn, Kate Dunn

Abstract

Low back pain (LBP) is common, impacts on the individual and society, and is a major health concern. Psychological consequences of LBP, such as depression, are significant barriers to recovery, but mechanisms for the development of depression are less well understood. One potential mechanism is the individual's health locus of control (HLoC), that is, perception of the level of control an individual has over their health. The objective of this study is to investigate the moderation effect of HLoC on the pain-depression-disability pathway in those with LBP. The design is a nested cross-sectional analysis of two existing cohorts of patients (n=637) who had previously consulted their primary care physician about LBP. Measures were taken of HLoC, pain intensity and interference, depression, disability, and bothersomeness. Structural Equation Modeling analysis was applied to two path models that examined the pain to depression to disability pathway moderated by the HLoC constructs of Internality and Externality, respectively. Critical ratio (CR) difference tests were applied to the coefficients using pairwise comparisons. The results show that both models had an acceptable model fit and pathways were significant. CR tests indicated a significant moderation effect, with stronger pathway coefficients for depression for those who report low Internality (β 0.48), compared to those with high Internality (β 0.28). No moderation effects were found within the Externality model. HLoC Internality significantly moderates the pain-depression pathway in those with LBP, meaning that those who have a low perception of control report greater levels of depression. HLoC may signify depression among people with LBP, and could potentially be a target for intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 20%
Student > Master 8 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 9 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 10%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 10 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 13 February 2018.
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#1,142,732
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Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#131
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#32,461
of 279,307 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#8
of 47 outputs
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