Turkish Neurosurgery 2018 , Vol 28 , Num 3
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, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Balikesir, Turkey
2Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
3Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Bursa, Turkey
4Yksek htisas University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.19318-16.2 AIM: To investigate the correlation of the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores with chronic low back pain (LBP).

MATERIAL and METHODS: Seventy-five patients who were admitted with the complaint of chronic LBP (patient group) and 75 healthy persons (control group) were evaluated. SCL-90-R anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores of patients having chronic LBP 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 chronic LBP and healthy persons was not statistically significant (p>0.05). The difference between SCL-90-R depression subscale subscores of patients having chronic LBP and healthy persons was not statistically significant (p>0.05). The difference between SCL-90-R somatization subscale subscores of patients having chronic LBP and healthy persons was statistically significant (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION: SCL-90-R somatization subscale subscores are higher in patients with low back pain. The treatment of low back pain can be more successful when combined with the treatment of somatization. Keywords : Anxiety, Depression, Low back pain, SCL-90-R, Somatization

Corresponding author : Utku ADILAY, utkuadilay@hotmail.com