Gender and parental status as predictors of chronic low back pain disability: A prospective study

Aurora N. Dixon, Robert J. Gatchel

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between chronic low back pain and various psychosocioeconomic factors, especially gender, that have been found significant in previous research. A cohort of 504 acute low back pain patients was initially evaluated and followed via a structured telephone interview at six months and one year after the evaluation in order to assess return-to-work and compensation status. Overall, the results demonstrated that the individuals who did not return to work were more likely to be female, single with children, and who have received compensation for their injury. These findings further document that single working mothers are at greater risk for developing chronic medical problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Nov 1999

Keywords

  • Chronicity
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Low back pain
  • Parental status

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