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Article: The differential mediating effects of pain and depression on the physical and mental dimension of quality of life in Hong Kong Chinese adults

TitleThe differential mediating effects of pain and depression on the physical and mental dimension of quality of life in Hong Kong Chinese adults
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hqlo.com/home/
Citation
Health And Quality Of Life Outcomes, 2010, v. 8 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The impact of pain and depression on health-related quality of life (QoL) is widely investigated, yet the pain-depression interactions on QoL remain unclear. This study aims to examine the pain-depression-QoL mediation link.Methods: Pain severity were assessed in a sample of Chinese professional teachers (n = 385). The subjects were also assessed on depressive symptoms and QoL. Regression models were fitted to evaluate the pain-depression-QoL relationships.Results: About 44% of the sample had 3-5 painful areas in the past 3 months. Shoulder pain (60%) and headache (53%) were common painful areas. The results of regression analyses showed that pain mediated the effects of depression on the mental aspect of QoL (standardized β = -0.111; Sobel test: z = -3.124, p < 0.005) whereas depression mediated the effects of pain on the physical aspect of QoL (standardized β = -0.026; Sobel test: z = -4.045, p < 0.001).Conclusions: Our study offered tentative evidence that pain and depression impacted differently on the mental and physical aspect of QoL. As these findings were based on a Chinese teacher sample, future studies should employ more representative samples across cultures to verify the present data. © 2010 Wong et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86718
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, STMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, VBKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHealth And Quality Of Life Outcomes, 2010, v. 8en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1477-7525en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86718-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The impact of pain and depression on health-related quality of life (QoL) is widely investigated, yet the pain-depression interactions on QoL remain unclear. This study aims to examine the pain-depression-QoL mediation link.Methods: Pain severity were assessed in a sample of Chinese professional teachers (n = 385). The subjects were also assessed on depressive symptoms and QoL. Regression models were fitted to evaluate the pain-depression-QoL relationships.Results: About 44% of the sample had 3-5 painful areas in the past 3 months. Shoulder pain (60%) and headache (53%) were common painful areas. The results of regression analyses showed that pain mediated the effects of depression on the mental aspect of QoL (standardized β = -0.111; Sobel test: z = -3.124, p < 0.005) whereas depression mediated the effects of pain on the physical aspect of QoL (standardized β = -0.026; Sobel test: z = -4.045, p < 0.001).Conclusions: Our study offered tentative evidence that pain and depression impacted differently on the mental and physical aspect of QoL. As these findings were based on a Chinese teacher sample, future studies should employ more representative samples across cultures to verify the present data. © 2010 Wong et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hqlo.com/home/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and Quality of Life Outcomesen_HK
dc.rightsHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - classification - etiology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicators-
dc.subject.meshMental Health-
dc.subject.meshPain - classification - psychology-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.titleThe differential mediating effects of pain and depression on the physical and mental dimension of quality of life in Hong Kong Chinese adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1477-7525&volume=8, article no. 1&spage=&epage=&date=2010&atitle=The+differential+mediating+effects+of+pain+and+depression+on+the+physical+and+mental+dimension+of+quality+of+life+in+Hong+Kong+Chinese+adultsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-7525-8-1en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20053296-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2821366-
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dc.identifier.volume8en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000274778900001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, WS=7403972073en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFielding, R=7102200484en_HK
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