Individual factors associated with neck disability in patients with cervical radiculopathy scheduled for surgery: a study on physical impairments, psychosocial factors, and life style habits

Wibault, Johanna, Oberg, Birgitta, Dedering, Asa, Lofgren, Hakan, Zsigmond, Peter, Persson, Liselott and Peolsson, Anneli (2014) Individual factors associated with neck disability in patients with cervical radiculopathy scheduled for surgery: a study on physical impairments, psychosocial factors, and life style habits. European Spine Journal, 23 3: 599-605. doi:10.1007/s00586-013-3066-0


Author Wibault, Johanna
Oberg, Birgitta
Dedering, Asa
Lofgren, Hakan
Zsigmond, Peter
Persson, Liselott
Peolsson, Anneli
Title Individual factors associated with neck disability in patients with cervical radiculopathy scheduled for surgery: a study on physical impairments, psychosocial factors, and life style habits
Journal name European Spine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0940-6719
1432-0932
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00586-013-3066-0
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 599
End page 605
Total pages 7
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2014
Formatted abstract
Purpose: The influence of individual factors on patient-reported outcomes is important in the interpretation of disability and treatment effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to assess how physical impairments, psychosocial factors, and life style habits were associated with neck disability based on the Neck Disability Index (NDI), in patients with cervical radiculopathy scheduled for surgery.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 201 patients (105 men, 96 women; mean age 50 years). Data included self-reported measures and a clinical examination. Multiple linear regressions were performed to identify significant influencing factors.

Results: Pain, physical impairments in the cervical active range of motion, low self-efficacy, depression, and sickness-related absences explained 73 % of the variance in NDI scores (p < 0.001).

Conclusion: Assessments of physical impairments and psychosocial factors in patients with cervical radiculopathy could improve the description of neck disability and the interpretation of treatment outcomes in longitudinal studies. 
Keyword Cervical spine
Individual factors
Multiple regression analysis
Neck Disability Index
Radiculopathy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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