Journal article

Relationship Between Mental Health and Foot Pain

Paul A Butterworth, Donna M Urquhart, Flavia M Cicuttini, Hylton B Menz, Boyd J Strauss, Joseph Proietto, John B Dixon, Graeme Jones, Anita Wluka

Arthritis Care & Research | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Although mental health is related to the persistence of musculoskeletal pain, our understanding of the relationship between mental health and foot pain is limited. Subsequently, we conducted a 3-year longitudinal study to examine the relationship between mental health and foot pain in a community-based population. METHODS: Eighty-three community-dwelling participants (mean ± SD body mass index [BMI] 35.3 ± 9.0 kg/m2) who had foot pain at study inception in 2008 and for whom measures of mental health (Short Form 36 [SF-36] health survey mental component summary [MCS]) were available, were invited to take part in this followup study in 2011. Change in foot pain was determined by the..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 384233), Monash University, Shepherd Foundation, and Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Mr. Butterworth's work was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award. Dr. Urquhart's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (1011975). Dr. Menz's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (1020925). Dr. Wluka's work was supported by a Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, Monash University. Dr. Dixon's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (10497).