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Depression and Obesity Linked to Greater Likelihood of Hip Pain

In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain.

In the Musculoskeletal Care study of 2,515 adults, 4.9 percent reported chronic hip pain and an additional 1.5 percent reported chronic hip pain that was disabling.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:01 am EST

In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain.

In the Musculoskeletal Care study of 2,515 adults, 4.9 percent reported chronic hip pain and an additional 1.5 percent reported chronic hip pain that was disabling. Hip pain affected 1–5 sites in 47 percent, and was widespread (6–19 sites) in 50 percent.

Obesity and increased values on a depression scale were associated with a 2.55-times and 8.53-times higher likelihood of chronic hip pain, respectively, compared with individuals without pain. Increased values on the depression scale also increased the likelihood of experiencing disabling chronic hip pain. 

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/msc.1380  

About Journal 

Musculoskeletal Care is a peer-reviewed journal for all health professionals committed to the clinical delivery of high quality care for people with musculoskeletal conditions and providing knowledge to support decision making by professionals, patients and policy makers. This journal publishes papers on original research, applied research, review articles and clinical guidelines. Regular topics include patient education, psychological and social impact, patient experiences of health care, clinical up dates and the effectiveness of therapy

The objectives of the journal include:

1. Dissemination of evidence based practice e.g. implementation of best practice

2. Provision of clinical information on the management of patients with Musculoskeletal conditions

3. Sharing clinical, educational and research innovations relevant to professionals working within  Musculoskeletal health or to patients with a musculoskeletal condition

4. Musculoskeletal Service developments e.g. clinical guidelines

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