Journal article

Influence of kinesiophobia and pain catastrophism on objective function in women with patellofemoral pain.

Liliam B Priore, Fábio M Azevedo, Marcella F Pazzinatto, Amanda S Ferreira, Harvi F Hart, Christian Barton, Danilo de Oliveira Silva

Phys Ther Sport | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVES: (i) To compare kinesiophobia, pain catastrophism and objective function between women with patellofemoral pain (PFP) and pain-free; (ii) to investigate the association of kinesiophobia and pain catastrophism with objetive function in women with PFP. DESIGN: Case-control. SETTING: Laboratory-based. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five women with PFP and forty pain-free women. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Kinesiophobia and pain catastrophism were assessed using the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia and Pain Catastrophizing Scale, respectively. Forward step-down, single leg hop, and modified star balance tests were used to assess objective function. Independent t-tests were used for between-groups compari..

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