Turkish Neurosurgery
THE CORRELATION OF SCL-90-R ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SOMATIZATION SUBSCALE SCORES WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
Utku Adilay1, Bulent Guclu2, Murat Goksel3, Semih Keskil4
1Balikesir University Hospital, Neurosurgery, Balikesir,
2Ministry of Health Dr.Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery, Istanbul,
3Ministry of Health Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery, Bursa,
4Kirikkale University Hospital, Neurosurgery, Kirikkale,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.19318-16.2

Aim:The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores with chronic low back pain. Material and Methods:In this study, 75 patients admitted with the complaint of chronic low back pain (patient group) and 75 healthy persons (control group) were evaluated. SCL-90-R anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores of patients having chronic low back pain and healthy persons were measured. The mean values were paired and using two tailed t test they were statistically evaluated. Results:The difference between SCL-90-R anxiety subscale subscores of patients having choronic low back pain and healthy persons was statistically non significant (p>0.05).The difference betweenSCL-90-R depression subscale subscores of patients having chronic low back pain and healthy persons was statistically non significant (p>0.05). The difference between SCL-90-R somatization subscale subscores of patients having chronic low back pain and healthy persons was statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion:Our data show that SCL-90-R somatization subscale subscores were higher in patients with low back pain. The treatment of low back pain can be more successful when combined with the treatment of somatization.

Corresponding author : Utku Adilay