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Biopsychosocial Characteristics, Using a New Functional Measure of Balance, of an Elderly Population with CLBP

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Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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College of Health Sciences, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 76204, USA
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Academic Editor: Sampath Parthasarathy
Healthcare 2016, 4(3), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030059
Received: 30 June 2016 / Revised: 3 July 2016 / Accepted: 1 August 2016 / Published: 23 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Back Pain: Recent Advances And Perspectives)
This study examined the biopsychosocial characteristics of chronic low back pain (CLBP) in an understudied but increasingly larger part of the population: the elderly (i.e., 65 years and older). A new innovative physical functioning measure (postural control, which is a proxy for the common problem of slips and falls in the elderly) was part of this biopsychosocial evaluation. Also, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-developed Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was also part of this comprehensive evaluation. Two demographically-matched groups of elderly participants were evaluated: one with CLBP (n = 24); and the other without (NCLBP, n = 24). Results revealed significant differences in most of these measures between the two groups, further confirming the importance of using a biopsychosocial approach for future studies of pain and postural control in the elderly. View Full-Text
Keywords: biopsychosocial; chronic low back pain; postural control; PROMIS; elderly patients biopsychosocial; chronic low back pain; postural control; PROMIS; elderly patients
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Hulla, R.; Moomey, M.; Garner, T.; Ray, C.; Gatchel, R.J. Biopsychosocial Characteristics, Using a New Functional Measure of Balance, of an Elderly Population with CLBP. Healthcare 2016, 4, 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030059

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Hulla R, Moomey M, Garner T, Ray C, Gatchel RJ. Biopsychosocial Characteristics, Using a New Functional Measure of Balance, of an Elderly Population with CLBP. Healthcare. 2016; 4(3):59. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030059

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Hulla, Ryan; Moomey, Michael; Garner, Tyler; Ray, Christopher; Gatchel, Robert J. 2016. "Biopsychosocial Characteristics, Using a New Functional Measure of Balance, of an Elderly Population with CLBP" Healthcare 4, no. 3: 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030059

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