Aušrinė Urbonienė, Aleksandras Kriščiūnas, Raimondas Savickas


Programmes of rehabilitation are often orientated to the physical status of patients and to the reduction of symptoms. The psycho-emotional state of patients may influence on the outcomes of rehabilitation, was not evaluated plenty. The aim of this research is to evaluate the anxiety and depressive states of patients with lumbosacral plexus and to determine the relation between effectiveness of rehabilitation while evaluating the changes of functional state. The research in 111 outpatients with disorders of the lumbosacral plexus was performed. Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire and Pain Numeric Rating Scale were used to evaluate the functional state before and after rehabilitation; and the relation between the psycho-emotional state of the researched according to Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale were examined. Statistically significant functional state changes after rehabilitation and anxiety reduction were determined. No significant change in deppresion states were established. Deppresive states and anxiety are related to pain intensity, duration and continuous pain; and anxiety – with the use of pain killers and with the repeated pain. Anxiety and depressive states are related to disability and pain intensity. The psycho-emotional state of the patients after rehabilitation improve. The patient psycho-emotional state should be evaluated and controled for more effective rehabilitation.


Keyword(s): disorders of the lumbosacral plexus, outpatient rehabilitation, anxiety, depression
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.096
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