HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Self-management improves course of low back pain

Exercise, behavior and dietary changes have a significant impact on improving mental and physical function in low-income adults with chronic low back pain, according to a study published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers led by Teresa Damush, Ph.D., assistant research scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine, who is also a Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist, enrolled 211 inner city residents over age 18 in the study. The participants were predominately female (73 percent) and African-American (59 percent).

Study participants were divided into two groups, both of which continued to see their physician for treatment of low back pain. One of the groups participated in a self-management program. These individuals attended weekly classes in a neighborhood health center where back-strengthening exercises were taught to improve physical function. As importantly, the classes were designed to teach individuals how to fit exercise into their daily schedules.

Sessions also were conducted to teach study participants in the self-management group coping mechanisms for negative emotions such as depression and frustration. Dr. Damush, who is a health psychologist, said many study participants had deep fears of disability. All participants were counseled to communicate regularly with their physician rather than being a passive participant in control of their pain.

"Our study showed that empowering low income adults to deal with their pain through such self-management strategies as exercise, behavior and dietary changes, significantly improved both mental and physical functioning. With better mental and physical functioning individuals with low back pain can return more quickly to work and family activities," said Dr. Damush.

Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment after headache, in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. Acute or sh
'"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
2-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Self-management program helps patients with acute low back pain
2. Self-management program proves beneficial for macular degeneration patients
3. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
4. Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
5. New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
6. Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
7. Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
8. New test improves detection of bladder cancer
9. Adding radiation therapy to chemotherapy improves survival in patients with high-risk breast cancer
10. Care of rural stroke patients improves with telephone support
11. Acupuncture relieves pain and improves function in knee osteoarthritis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Self management improves course low back pain

(Date:4/24/2015)... E-Factor Diet claims to be a diet that ... allows people to enjoy food as rapid weight loss results ... Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , “Our E-Factor Diet ... Jared used to lose weight, and all the information about ... This is a diet for people who are trying to ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Keona Health has announced that Wake Internal ... triage in order to further its mission to provide ... it. , Keona Health allows front-line, non-clinical staff to ... question about a prescription refill or a complicated concern. ... first time they call, and practices enforce a standard ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 A group of Southern Americans will ... a group of young Chinese for two weeks from July ... Americans and Chinese will be challenged to avoid conflicts due ... are going to be required to function as one team, ... in the Chinese language and Kung Fu martial arts as ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 Fitnet , ... trainers, and now, an accurate calorie counter during video exercise, ... Living and Health and Fitness categories in the Apple Watch ... Jane Fonda of the Digital age," now allows clients to ... is the only third party app providing accurate calorie burn ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... When a company is looking to expand ... the number of clients they are able to reach. Almost ... emails that are meant to grab attention, peak interest, and ... sure to be a hit with both existing customer bases ... the power of email is used to introduce a product, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:E-Factor Diet: Review Examining John Rowley’s Brand New Weight Loss Program Released 2Health News:Keona Health Expands to Internal Medicine 2Health News:Inside China: Americans Travel to Heartland of China to Live & Learn with Local Chinese 2Health News:Inside China: Americans Travel to Heartland of China to Live & Learn with Local Chinese 3Health News:Fitnet Handpicked as Top Healthy Living App in Apple Watch Store 2Health News:Fitnet Handpicked as Top Healthy Living App in Apple Watch Store 3Health News:Markit Media Now Offers Email Marketing Campaign Service to Help Build Business 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015 Once again, BeaconMedaes is ... commitment to patient safety. BeaconMedaes, priority is ... infectious disease. The next generation Zone Valve ... sensors are now mounted in the assembly, allowing for ... open ceiling tiles potentially releasing dust spores and other ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) will announce ... 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, after the close of ... executive officer, will host a conference call to review the ... Time (PT). The press release and a ... through a link that is posted on the home page ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Denmark , April 23, 2015  DanDrit ... Biotech USA , Inc. ("DanDrit"), ... develop an approved vaccine for the treatment of ... Company Riyadh Pharma have signed a partnership agreement ... This collaboration agreement advances DanDrit,s goal to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BeaconMedaes launches new Zone Valve Box Assembly 2Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2DanDrit Biotech and Riyadh Pharma Sign Partnership Agreement 2
Cached News: