DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOM PROFILE OF TURKISH STUDENTS EXPERIENCING BACK PAIN


ÜNALAN D. , ÇELİKTEN M. , Mazicioglu M., Soyuer F.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, cilt.37, sa.2, ss.155-162, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2224/sbp.2009.37.2.155
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.155-162

Özet

The aim in this study was to determine the relationship between depressive symptom frequency and back pain in students. Analysis was made of 250 vocational college students. The Zung Depression Inventory (ZDI; Zung, 1965), the Visual Analog Scale (VAS; Price, McGrath, Rafii, & Buckingham, 1983) and the Aberdeen Low Back Pain Scale (Ruta, Garratt, Wardlaw, & Russell, 1994) were used to deter-mine depressive symptoms and back pain. The probability of depression scores of 50 or more was 1.8 times greater for those who were not interested in any sports than for those interested in amateur sports. There was a positive correlation between severity of the pain, general pain, neck pain, back pain, low back or upper back pain, low back pain, and the ZDI scores of the students. Negative correlations were found between age, BMI and ZDI scores.