Journal article

Kinesiophobia, but not strength is associated with altered movement in women with patellofemoral pain.

Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Christian John Barton, Ronaldo Valdir Briani, Bianca Taborda, Amanda Schenatto Ferreira, Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo

Gait Posture | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates the presence of both kinesiophobia and knee extension strength deficits in women with patellofemoral pain (PFP). Both impairments may contribute to apparent compensatory gait patterns including reduced cadence and peak knee flexion during stair negotiation. RESEARCH QUESTION: Is kinesiophobia or knee extension strength associated with movement pattern in women with patellofemoral pain? METHODS: Forty women with PFP were assessed with three-dimensional kinematic analyses during stair descent; isokinetic dynamometry of the knee extensors (isometric, concentric and eccentric); and the Tampa scale for kinesiophobia. Pearson coefficients were calculated to determine..

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