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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Outcomes for Older Veterans with Chronic Back Pain and Depression
Principal Investigator:

Una Makris

Location: Dallas, TX
Congressional District Code: 30
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $220,450
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic low back pain is the 2nd most common reason for physician visits; annual related costs exceed $100 billion, and are expected to rise with the aging population. Prior work confirms that back pain in older adults results in significant physical, psychological and social consequences. We also know that depression frequently co-exists with chronic low back pain and complicates management. A feasible, effective behavioral intervention targeting chronic low back pain and comorbid depression in...

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