Behavioral factors affect both the etiology and the prognosis of musculoskeletal disorders. Application of behavioral interventions contributes to the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and to the reduction of pain, disability, and sick leave in patients with established disorders. Focusing on the role of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors, this special issue aims to further understanding of the interactions between behavioral factors and musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, its intent is to stimulate contributions from this growing field of research.
Volume 7, Number 4, 2001
Contents: S.J. Linton, A-L. Hellsing, I-L. Bryngelsson, Psychosocial and Functional Risk Factors in the Early Stages of Back Pain Effects on Moderate Pain. G. Grossi, J. Soares, U. Lundberg, Gender Differences in Coping With Musculoskeletal Pain. K. Avlund, M. Schroll, M.T. Damsgaard, M. Osler, U. Christensen, The Relationships Between Musculoskeletal Diseases and Mobility Among Non-Disabled Old People. Are They Influenced by Socio-Economic Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors? E. Johansson, P. Lindberg, Low Back Pain Patients in Primary Care: Subgroups Based on the Multidimensional Pain Inventory. C. Dekkers, R. Geenen, G.L.R. Godaert, L.J.P. van Doornen, J.W.J. Bijlsma, Diurnal Courses of Cortisol, Pain, Fatigue, Negative Mood, and Stiffness in Recently Diagnosed Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. C. Bildt, L. Alfredsson, H. Michélsen, L. Punnett, E. Vingård, M. Torgén, A. Öhman, å. Kilbom, Occupational and Non-Occupational Risk Indicators for Incident and Chronic Low Back Pain in a Sample of the Swedish General Population During a Four-Year Period: An Influence of Depression?