Exploring factors associated with depressive symptoms among patients with chronic pain: a cross-sectional multicenter study

Al Shukaili, Mohamed, Al Alawi, Mohammed, Al Huseini, Salim, Al Shukaili, Ahmed, Al Muharrami, Maya, Al Abdali, Marwa, Al Harthi, Hiba, Al Saadi, AlKhatib, Al Balushi, Rasheeda, Al Kasbi, Fatma, Al-Fahdi, Amal, Panchatcharam, Sathiya Murthi, Cucchi, Angie and Al-Adawi, Samir (2021) Exploring factors associated with depressive symptoms among patients with chronic pain: a cross-sectional multicenter study. Journal of nervous and mental disease. ISSN 1539-736X (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

This cross-sectional study examined the factors associated with depression among people with chronic pain (PwCP) attending specialized pain clinics in Muscat, Oman. Two-hundred eighty-seven participants were recruited for the study, and univariate analyses were used to investigate the difference between individuals who scored above/below the cutoff points for depressive symptoms. A multiple regression analysis was used to detect the independent predictors. Twenty-six percent of participants scored above the cutoff point. Further analysis indicated that unstable family relationships pre-existing depressive symptoms (odds ratio [OR], 2.86; p = 0.044), a family history of depression (OR, 4.75; p = 0.019), severe pain (OR, 4.21; p < 0.006), having fibromyalgia (OR, 28.29; p = 0.005), and lumbago/truck (OR, 2.41; p = 0.039) were independent predictors of depressive symptoms. This study indicates that one in four patients with chronic pain also presents with depressive symptoms. However, the role of culture needs to be taken into consideration when interpreting these findings and when building on these data. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.]

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Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic pain; depressive symptoms; epidemiology; predictors; culture
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 12:44
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 08:52
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6995

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