A Study on the Pain, Depression, Life Satisfaction of the Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

만성요통환자의 통증, 우울, 생활만족도에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2008.04.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship among pain, depression and life satisfaction of the chronic low back pain patients. Method: The subjects are 98 adults that visit hospital regularly or are hospitalized for back pain in a general hospital from June 1st to August 30th in 2007. The data were analyzed by SPSS WIN 12.0. Results: The mean score for chronic low back pain as measured by the VAS was 5.85(${\pm}2.22$). The mean score for depression as measured by BDI was 1.83(${\pm}\;.83$). The average score for life satisfaction was 2.89(${\pm}\;.93$). There was a significant positive correlation between pain and depression. But there were significant negative correlations between pain & life satisfaction, depression & life satisfaction respectively. Conclusion: Chronic low back pain can be occurred to all ages and there are significant relationships among the pain, depression and life satisfaction. Therefore, the nursing interventions to help for relieving the pain and depression for patients with chronic low back pain is required.