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Avaliação Psicológica

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CRUZ, Roberto Moraes  and  SARDA JR., Jamir João. The diagnosis of emotional aspects associated with lower back pain. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2003, vol.2, n.1, pp. 29-33. ISSN 1677-0471.

The authors studied a group of 50 patients with lower back pain attended in a neurological clinic located in Florianópolis-SC (Brazil), in order to determine according the concept of pain, as a multidimensional phenomenon, the occurrence of psychological aspects associated with pain. A neuropsychological anamnesis and 2 psychological tests were performed. The results showed a higher incidence of depression, anxiety, and somatization associated with lower back pain. These results corroborate the need for psychological assessment in the diagnosis and treatment of lower back pain.

Keywords : Psychological evaluation; Pain; Lower back pain.

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