Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Association between beliefs and care-seeking behavior for low back pain
Authors: Mannion, Anne F.
Wieser, Simon
Elfering, Achim
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828473b5
Published in: Spine
Volume(Issue): 38
Issue: 12
Page(s): 1016
Pages to: 1025
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 0362-2436
Language: English
Subjects: Activities of daily living; Adult; Age factor; Aged; Cost of illness; Cross-sectional study; Fear; Female; Health care survey; Human; Logistic model; Low back pain; Male; Middle aged; Multivariate analysis; Odds ratio; Patient; Perception; Sex factor; Socioeconomic factor; Survey and questionnaire; Culture; Health knowledge; Patient acceptance of health care; Attitude; Practice; Gesundheitsökonomie; Gesundheit; Rückenschmerzen
Subject (DDC): 150: Psychology
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: Not all people experiencing LBP seek care for their problem. Consistent predictors of care-seeking behavior seem to be female sex and high perceived disability; the role of beliefs about LBP has not been investigated sufficiently. A questionnaire booklet was mailed to a random sample of 2860 individuals otherwise participating in an epidemiological study of musculoskeletal health. It contained the Back Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ), the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ; physical activity and work scales), and questions about sociodemographics, LBP characteristics, and LBP-related care seeking in the last month (“yes” = visit to specialist, general practitioner, physiotherapist, or other health care practitioner; “no” = none of these). Logistic regression was used to identify whether beliefs made a significant contribution to care-seeking behavior, beyond known predictors conceptualized in the behavioral model of health services use.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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