Title: Association between beliefs and care-seeking behavior for low back pain
Authors : Mannion, Anne F.
Wieser, Simon
Elfering, Achim
Published in : Spine
Volume(Issue) : 38
Issue : 12
Pages : 1016
Pages to: 1025
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
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.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828473b5
ISSN: 0362-2436
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9905
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