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The Influence of Coping Strategies and Catastrophizing on Patients With Back and Neck Pain

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Francisco M. Kovacs, Kovacs Foundation Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2007
Last updated: March 11, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of coping strategies and catastrophizing thoughts on disability and the prognosis of back and neck pain in patients treated within the Spanish National Health Service. Patients will be given a visual analog scale (VAS) to rate intensity of pain, the Roland Morris Questionnaire (RMQ) or the Neck Disability Index (NDI) to rate the degree of disability, and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ) to rate coping strategies and catastrophizing. Questionnaires will be given at baseline and three months later.

Back Pain
Neck Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Influence of Coping Strategies and Catastrophizing on Patients With Back and Neck Pain Treated Within the Spanish National Health Service

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Further study details as provided by Kovacs Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disability [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]

Enrollment: 1400
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients treated within the Spanish National Health Service for subacute or chronic neck or back pain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects treated for back or neck pain in the Spanish National Health Service.
  • Able to read and write Spanish.
  • Have signed the informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis or "red flags" for systemic diseases (e.g., cancer, infection).
  • Pain due to fracture or direct trauma to the neck or back.
  • Criteria for referral to surgery (e.g., neurogenic claudication due to spinal stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, serious nerve root compression for more than 6 weeks due to disc herniation).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00502333

Kovacs Foundation
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Study Director: Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, 07012, Spain
Principal Investigator: Mario Gestoso, MD Kovacs Foundation,Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  More Information

Responsible Party: Francisco M. Kovacs, Director of Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation, Kovacs Foundation Identifier: NCT00502333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FK-R-20
Study First Received: July 16, 2007
Last Updated: March 11, 2014

Keywords provided by Kovacs Foundation:
back pain
neck pain
coping strategies
Prognosis for back and neck pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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