What is it about?

Research on the multifaceted characteristics such as psychological status, physical performance, and ADL in patients with persistent severe acute LBP as a result of acute VCFs is lacking. This study aimed to investigate the difference in improvement of multifaceted outcomes between older female patients with persistent severe acute LBP and those with mild LBP arising from acute VCFs.

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Why is it important?

These findings may help identify strategies for the prevention of persistent severe acute LBP in older patients with VCFs.


Our study findings reinforce the importance of multi-faceted evaluations in the acute phase of VCFs as patients with persistent severe pain have not only psychological problems but physical problems as well. These findings indicate that improvement of depressive symptoms, pain catastrophizing, and physical performance is expected to improve LBP in the acute phase of VCFs.

Hideki Kataoka
Nagasaki Memorial Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Depression, catastrophizing, and poor performance in women with persistent acute low back pain from vertebral compression fractures: A prospective study, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, September 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/bmr-210220.
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