Effect of Personality Disorders on Treatment Outcome of Surgery for Low Back Pain
1996 (English)In: Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, ISSN 1058-2452, E-ISSN 1540-7012, Vol. 4, no 3, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective To determine if the presence of a personality disorder would effect the long-term outcome of surgery for low back pain. Methods: Personality disorders were assessed by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis Statistical Manual-II Revised [SCID] Screen questionnaire. Outcome was assessed from reported experience of pain, global change and working status at follow up. Results: The frequency of personality disorders was 16%. Patients with a "Dramatic" personality disorder had more pain at follow up. Conclusions: The results indicate that the presence of a personality disorder might result in a worse long-term outcome after surgery for low back pain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 4, no 3, 87-96 p.
Low back pain, Outcome, Personality disorders, SCID, Surgery
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-56460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-56460DiVA: diva2:84368