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  1. Early childhood abuse in chronic spinal disorder patients : A major barrier to treatment success.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    Prevalence rates of childhood abuse, socioeconomic outcome data, and levels of psychopathology were evaluated for graduates of a functional restoration program for chronically disabled spinal disorder patients in a workers'compensation environment.


    To describe psychological profiles and evaluate treatment outcomes for chronic spinal disorder patients with a history of childhood abuse.

    Summary of Background Data

    There is increasing evidence to indicate that traumatic childhood events may leave adult survivors psychologically distressed.

    It is possible that because of this level of psychological distress, chronic spinal disorder patients may be unable to return to a productive life-style after completing a rehabilitation program.


    Two hundred ninety-nine male and 174 female patients from a cohort (N=473) of consecutive graduates of a functional restoration program were assessed for the presence of childhood abuse by structures interview.

    Prevalence rates were compared with a comparison group of subjects without a history of childhood abuse were compared on several socioeconomic outcomes with a matched group of workers with chronic spinal disorders without a history of childhood abuse.

    Psychopathology in the two groups of chronic spinal disorder patients was evaluated using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and Symptom Checklist-90-Revised.



    Mots-clés Pascal : Rachis pathologie, Chronique, Association, Abus sexuel, Age apparition, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Traitement, Réhabilitation, Pronostic, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Sévice

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spine disease, Chronic, Association, Sexual abuse, Age of onset, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Treatment, Rehabilitation, Prognosis, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0000957

    Code Inist : 002B26H. Création : 17/04/1998.