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ERIC Number: EJ914799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Sex Differences in the Presentation of Chronic Low Back Pain
Sheffer, Christine E.; Cassisi, Jeffrey E.; Ferraresi, Laurette M.; Lofland, Kenneth R.; McCracken, Lance M.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v26 n4 p329-340 Dec 2002
Sex differences in 351 patients with chronic low back pain were examined. Biological, psychological, and psychosocial factors were considered. Sex differences in adaptive functioning were consistent with traditional gender roles. Significant interactions were found for sex and employment status, and sex and marital status. Retired women reported more pain and less activity than retired men. Retired men reported the least pain of any group. Outdoor work and social activities show opposite within-group patterns for men and women when stratified by employment status. Marriage was associated with more household work for women and less for men. The financial and social contexts of employment status and marriage are different for men and women. Results suggest the treatment of women with chronic low back pain requires attention to work in the home and the financial and social context of work outside the home. (Contains 2 tables, 9 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory