The association between psychological factors and pain exacerbations in hip osteoarthritis.
Kai Fu, Ben Metcalf, Kim L Bennell, Yuqing Zhang, Leticia A Deveza, Sarah R Robbins, David J Hunter
Rheumatology | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between psychological factors and pain exacerbations in people with hip OA. METHODS: Eligible participants with symptomatic hip OA were instructed to complete online questionnaires every 10 days over a 90-day follow-up period. In addition, they were required to complete the questionnaire whenever they perceived they were experiencing a hip pain exacerbation. Hip pain exacerbation was defined as an increase of 2 points in pain intensity compared with baseline on an 11-point numeric rating scale (0-10). The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 Items, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, Pain Catastrophizing Scale and Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire..View full abstract