1. pain prevalence stratified by population type (workers/general/elderly), for each pain type (8); "Pain Tables by Type global review 12 aug TJ.docx"
  2. gender odds ratio meta analysis; need number of subjects, crude (unadjusted) odds ratio, proportion of males, overall prevalence of pain, and consistent pain type (e.g., "All"); "gender global review 12 aug TJ.docx"
  3. depression/anxiety/PTSD odds ratio meta analysis; need same as above for gender odds ratio meta analysis; "Depression, anxiety, ptsd~1.docx‎"
  4. other (rural/education/smoking/income/mental illness) odds ratio meta analysis; need same as above for gender odds ratio meta analysis; "other associations global review 12 aug TJ.docx"
  5. odds ratio for disability in pain versus no pain; need all items listed above for each study; this outcome is difficult because disability is not well defined by each study; "disability table global review 12 aug TJ.docx"
  6. age odds ratio quantitative meta analysis is difficult because studies do not use the same age categorizations; "Age table global review 12 aug TJ.docx"
  7. do not use "global review spreadsheet ...xlsx"

Notes from 8/26/2014

  1. review LBP papers in mood (depression) tables, try to identify unadjusted odds ratio

Notes from 8/28/2014 (Xue)

  1. Download LBP studies (six) which may have association study with mood (depression). There is one study by Tavafian.2008 which is a focus group study, this one was not included in the excel file but available in the word document. Not sure whether we should consider this study or not.

Author/Year Nationality Mood+ LBP+ Mood- LBP+ Mood+ LBP- Mood- LBP- Crude Odds Ratio Time (min) Notes
Sharma et al. (2003) India 1738 856 190 810 8.65 12 "psychosocial issues" or "psychological issues"; paper is very short
Altinel et al. (2008) Turkey 72 966 30 967 2.40 8 "depression"; adjusted OR: 1.846
Bejia et al. (2005) Tunisia 75 101 56 118 1.56 15 "Distributed psychological profile" Adjusted OR 1.93
EL-Sayed et al. (2010) Ethiopia 93 57 232 518 3.64 10 "depression",adjusted OR 3.44: paper also talk about anxiety and PTSD
Tavafian (2008) Iran X X X X   8 Focus group study, counts for cells not identified.only information available is there are totally 24 subjects in the study
Vuuren (2005) South Africa 8 25 11 66 1.92 10 Different definition for LBP, (used FRI definition), "Fear avoidance belief" to measure the mood disorder, adjusted OR, 2.35


  1. pain prevalence meta-analysis is easiest, once data are cleaned; Xue will coordinate with Tracy and student in this regard
  2. the gender association meta-analysis is the most clean, but need to get all of the required data; Xue will give an example of the required data
  3. if the depression/anxiety/PTSD outcomes are well defined, then these meta-analyses can be done as well; still need required information
  4. disability and age are both problematic; recommend examining these last, or omitting

-- MattShotwell - 22 Aug 2014
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